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Elektra One Passes Static Wing Testing

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#1 Posted: 1/6/2011 10:56:48

Two weeks ago (December 22) German manufacturer PC-Aero successfully performed static testing on its Elektra One electric aircraft for German ultralight certification. Weighing 208 pounds empty, the aircraft with a 27-foot winspan boasts a 26:1 glide ratio, giving it 3-hour endurance on its 21-hp electric motor.

 

The carbon fiber aircraft may receive future improvements like solar cells in the wings; however, an empty weight less than 264 pounds to qualify in the ultralight class is the main goal, thus avoiding the requirement for a pilot medical certificate.  Read more 

 




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