PC-Aero, a German aircraft design, engineering and consulting company for general and business aviation, will display its prototype electric-powered aircraft, the Elektra One, at “the electric avenue 10, the Expo for Sustainable Mobility”, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 3-6 June. Elektra One made its debut a few ago at AERO 2010, also in Friedrichshafen.
|Elektra One. Click to enlarge.|
The 1-seater Elektra One is the first member of a planned E-Plane family including electric aircrafts from 2 (Elektra Two) up to 4 passengers (Elektra Four.
The battery and solar-cell powered Elektra One is built of lightweight fiber composite structures. The plane is sailplane-like, with a glide ratio of more than 20 at 160 km/h cruise. Maximum power is 16-20 kW, and range is more than 400 km (249 miles) with a flight time of up to more than 3 hours. The prototype of the Elektra One is in the final stage of fabrication. Elektra Two and Elektra Four are in an advanced design phase.
The aircraft will be presented in the series version close before the first flight (with the three wheel landing gear and cockpit interior installed).