Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Electric Belite that wasn't at Sun N Fun

We didn't announce an electric airplane at Sun N Fun ... but I did fly an electric Belite late last year.  I was very surprised that I posted so many hints about our work in this area... got no response.

This particular project wasn't far enough along to bring to Sun N Fun, but it sure did fly nice.

Ultralight Aircraft with Electric Motor

Electric Ultralight Aircraft takeoff roll

Electric Ultralight Aircraft takes off

This electric ultralight aircraft was capable of excellent performance with short battery life.  It took too long to recharge.  I still give it thought, but haven't worked on it this year.  Should I?