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  • March 27, 2014
    We'll be at Sun-N-Fun 2014 April 1-6 We will be displaying the ElectraFlyer-ULS in the LSA mall in paradise city. We will also have the ElectraFlyer-C nearby in spot 505. We plan to fly the ULS every day, weather permitting.
  • March 27, 2014
    Displayed at Sun-N-Fun 2013 in the Light Sport Area. We had a lot of fun meeting so many people with interest in Electric flight. The turnout was great and we flew the ULS in front of the crowds.

 

ElectraFlyer-C Prototype

ElectraFlyer-C

Introducing the ElectraFlyer-C!

We have converted my single place, all metal Moni motor glider into a small, efficient electric airplane. We used our ElectraFlyer propulsion parts kit and our large battery pack, custom built to fit the available space in the airplane. Systematic flight testing started on June 4, 2008 to measure the take off roll, climb rate, power use at varying speeds, duration at best L/D, regen capabilities, landing configurations, etc. The plane was raised for more ground clearance and a larger, slower-turning, much more efficient prop was installed. Static thrust has increased 60%. The plane received its airworthiness certificate in April 2008 and and has been flying ever since— 75 hour flight time as of February 2013. The flying character of the plane has changed from a very loud, vibrating experience to a smooth quiet ride.

ElectraFlyer-C was the first real electric airplane in the world. It was designed and built as a prototype and proof of concept for economical electric flight. The ElectraFlyer-C is available for sale now with new battery packs, complete with charger and open trailer for $45,900US.

Read more about the ElectraFlyer-C from AVweb.com Contributing Editor, Glenn Pew.

Watch the ElectraFlyer-C videos and news clips in the video gallery.

Technical Details

Motor: 18HP/13.5KW Direct-Drive
Cruise Speed: 70MPH
Max Speed: 90MPH
Flight Duration: Max 1.5 Hours - 1 to 1.5 Hour Flights Most Common
Controller: Pulse Width Modulation electronic speed control for highest efficiency.
Battery Packs: Custom built 5.6kwh lithium-ion polymer for highest capacity per weight (specific energy density) High discharge rate capable of full power takeoff and climb.
Weight: Empty weight w/battery packs
Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW)
380 lbs (172 kg)
625 lbs (283 kg)