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Antares DLR H2 (2009)

 

Presentation

Manufacturer

DLR - Institute for Technical Thermodynamic

Technology provider

Partner

Vehicle

Status

Project

Passenger capacity

1

Size, weight

66-foot wingspan (20 meters)

Propulsion concept

The Electric engine needs 10 kW for flight straight ahead. The Fuel Cell provides 25 kW (34 hp). The propulsion concept has a efficiency of about 52%. 

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

6.5 kg

Range, consumption

is 466 miles (750 Kilometers) in 5 hours of flight. 

Top speed, acceleration

105 mp/h (170km/h)

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

http://www.dlr.de/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-13/135_read-18278/

Comments

A German motor glider has become the first piloted aircraft to take off under fuel-cell power, a feat its designers believe will help hydrogen gain acceptance within the aviation industry.



Antares DLR H2
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license: CC BY 2.0
author: DLR German Aerospace Center