Gallery: Elektra One Electric Plane Successfully Completes Maiden Fligh...

 

We’re excited to announce that the Elektra One electric airplane has just successfully completed its first and second flights in Augsburg, Germany! Developed by Calin Gologan, the electric aircraft endured a 30 minute emission-free flight. The Elektra One climbed to a height of 1,640 feet at 400 feet per minute, and it handled very well according to test pilots Jon Karkow and Norbert Lorenzen. It also only expended three kilowatt-hours of the total stored six kilowatt-hours available.

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  1. caeman March 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Electric flight offers a lot benefits. You reduce the complexity of the craft when you remove the engine. With fuel tanks gone, the balance of the craft doesn’t change as fuel tanks empty. There is also the noise factor.

    Unlike cars, the distance limitations of the batteries and re-charge time would not be as much of an issue. You fly in to somewhere, stay for a day, leave the next day. You have plenty of time to recharge.

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