DA40 based hybrid electric first flight

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DA40 based hybrid electric first flight

Postby PaulB » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:46 pm

One diesel, 2x independent electric motors, 2x props.


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Re: DA40 based hybrid electric first flight

Postby Don » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:17 pm

Very cool. Thanks for posting.
I did not realize until reading this article that Diamond also built a single engine hybrid and tested a few years back. It looks like a converted motor glider. I do believe this is the way of the long term future.
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Re: DA40 based hybrid electric first flight

Postby arksat » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:41 am

Wow this is cool. Thanks for sharing.

It reminds me this electric motor plane (looks like DA20??) in Future of Flight museum in Seattle.

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