ΦNIX All Electric Aircraft Revealed At AERO 2018
Czech aircraft manufacturer Pure Flight has revealed its new “ΦNIX pure plane” during AERO 2018 in Friedrichshafen. The sleek looking low wing motor-glider style aircraft features a fixed gear and uses a 60KW (~80 HP) electric motor as its propulsion system.
Weighing in at 600Kg’s (1322 lbs) the two place aircraft is planned for first flights shortly after this years introduction to the European market. The cruise speed is estimated to settle around 110 knots, with a range of 2.5 hours from a 35kWh lithium-ion battery. Wing spans ranging from 36 to 50 feet enable a glide ratio of 1:32 at
70 knots, so longer flights with some thermal activity around are definitely possible. The aircraft is supposed to stall at 35 knots and have a VNE of 140 knots.
The manufacturer will be bring its own set of charging equipment to market, starting with a charging station that allows charging DC powered vehicles as well as the ΦNIX aircraft using ChaDeMo, CCS combo charging standards. A smaller unit is available for hangars and last but not least , a proprietary mobile charger that is best compared to
carrying a power-bank for your electronic equipment can be used. All chargers can be remote controlled by APP on both, Android and iOS devices. See http://www.pure-flight.eu/ for more information.
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