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E-plane (2001)

 

Presentation

2001: project announcement

Manufacturer

Technology provider

FASTec
UQM
Lynntech

Partner

NASA
Lada

Vehicle

Two seater, all-carbon build airplane: DynAero Lafayette III

Status

Ongoing project

Passenger capacity

2

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

Electric powered airplane: first version of the e-plane should be powered by advanced high density Li-Ion batteries, the first fuel cell e-plane is planned to be operated by a 10-15 kW PEMFC and batteries; the final version should be operated by hydrogen fulled PEMFC. Li-Ion batteries should serve as emergency power. Developer of the 53 kWe electric motor is UQM Corp 

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

Hydrogen tank

Range, consumption

the battery e-plane version (equipped with Li-Ion batteries) should have a range of 160 km; the first FC e-plane should be able to fly 400 km; the range of the final FC e-plane is targeted to be 800 km  

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

400,000 US$ funded by NASA; FASTec

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