The all-electric E-Fan plane made its first flyby




Airbus E-FAN

In our time hard to surprise someone vehicles running on electricity. And what about electric aircraft ? Airbus has conducted the first public test of a small airplane Airbus E-FAN, working exclusively on energy electricity.

The aircraft has two electric propeller, which draw their power from two multi-lithium polymer battery capacity of 40 amp-hours and a total capacity of 60 kilowatts. From full battery plane can stay aloft for about an hour at the optimum speed of 160-180 kilometers per hour.

Электросамолет Airbus E-FAN

Maximum vehicle speed is 220 kilometers per hour, but when flying at a speed batteries run stronger and reduced flight time, reports Also on the battery affect climb or demonstration of aerobatics.

Another advantage Airbus E-FAN is that during the flight its mass remains constant due to lack of fuel. Because of this he can land at any time, without worrying for your weight and the amount of fuel in the tanks.

Электросамолет Airbus E-FAN

The length of the aircraft is 6.7 meters and a wingspan – 9.5 meters. Maximum takeoff weight must not exceed 550 pounds. Airbus E-FAN is designed to lift into the air the two-man crew. During the flight, the plane makes a low sound, reminiscent of the work of a hair dryer.

Now the main task of engineers is to increase the operating time of the aircraft batteries, as well as an increase in airspeed. In achieving these objectives Airbus E-FAN can find its use as training aircraft or aircraft for business travel.
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