Saturday, July 09, 2011

German electric motor glider sets the standard

The University of Stuttgart modified a lightweight motor-glider with an 80 hp electric motor and a 56 kilowatt hour (kw) power pack in preparation for entry in to the NASA/CAFE Green Flight Challenge.

The eGenius, as it is known, was able to fly with 2 adults for a little over 2 hours at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour with electricity to spare.

With advancements like this, the future of General Aviation will be an exciting one!

1 comment:

Cooper said...

Another informational, enjoyable post to read.......thanks for putting it together.