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Siemens high power electric aircraft motor

Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:12 pm

Ok, so it isn't related to electric cars, but it's for airborne EVs, and face it, there isn't much else to talk about these days while we're waiting for Nissan or anybody else to come out with an affordable EV that's worth a damn.

http://greenbigtruck.com/2015/04/siemen ... -aircraft/

It seems like this kind of thing could pave the way for novel efficient aircraft designs. I'm picturing a four prop plane where two are turboprops and the other two are these jobs that are only used on takeoff and climb, then feathered at cruise. Or maybe all the props are on electric motors powered by microturbines, if there's any way that could be more efficient than driving the props through reduction gears.
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Re: Siemens high power electric aircraft motor

Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:51 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:Ok, so it isn't related to electric cars, but it's for airborne EVs, and face it, there isn't much else to talk about these days while we're waiting for Nissan or anybody else to come out with an affordable EV that's worth a damn. <snip>
Yeah, we're all in 'Waiting for Godot' mode, for the new Volt or something else worth discussing. The EV sites/blogs have to fill up space with endless EV motorcycle articles and Tesla drag racing videos.
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Re: Siemens high power electric aircraft motor

Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:34 pm

Siemens is also working on electrification of the training end of aviation. Cost savings could be more than 50%, and GA is looking for a substitute for 100LL fuel.

http://www.pipistrel.si/plane/wattsup/overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNKuHxd9rMI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWf-2qK50GY
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Re: Siemens high power electric aircraft motor

Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:45 pm

Pipistrel WATTsUP is introduced for sale as Alpha Electro at ~€100k ($110k US) with Siemens drive system;

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Pipistrel-Introduces-Alpha-Electro-223852-1.html
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Re: Siemens high power electric aircraft motor

Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:12 pm

"Our Alpha Electros have arrived!"

First takeoff of one of our four Pipistrel Alpha Electro airplanes from Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (KFCH)

https://youtu.be/HXWWRg2tdFo

First flight from Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (KFCH)

https://youtu.be/h6mODfdaF-A

SUSTAINABLE AVIATION PROJECT - Making flight training affordable through the use of all-electric aircraft

http://www.sustainableaviationproject.com/

"A unique public-private collaboration is poised to prove electric airplanes can dramatically cut the cost of flight training, and venture beyond the traffic pattern. The players include two small towns in California’s Central Valley, a flight school, a nonprofit energy consultant, a community college, and Slovenian aircraft maker Pipistrel, each with a role creating a network of electric airplane charging stations."

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/october/19/electric-aviation-made-practical
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Re: Siemens high power electric aircraft motor

Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:18 pm

Don't use the youtube code. You have to use the url code, for some reason.
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