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Geoff Sleath14/11/2017 11:14:05
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My nephew sent me this link to an extraordinary amateur electric flight project sponsored in part by Hobbyking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNSN6qet1kE

Interesting and very brave if nothing else.

Geoff

Nigel R14/11/2017 11:50:35
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Electric and hybrid is coming to full size in the somewhat near future, in proper pre-packaged engine modules.

Quiet landing / take off for city use, electric boost for heavy load take off.

And probably other uses.

Tom Sharp 214/11/2017 18:02:01
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I saw an electric microlite at our local microlite airfield recently, the sound was just a pleasant ticking noise. There is a commercial one being imported from China, all ready to go, 100 K.

Stephen Jones17/12/2017 00:00:41
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Wow ,

Yes just watched this Video a Home made plane constructed in the same manor as a Rc Plane By someone who designs his own Rc Planes .

Just goes to show what can be built now with modern materials and electronic.

A must see for anyone who has not already seen it.
Steve.

Geoff Sleath17/12/2017 00:54:12
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Actually, that's the same video as the one in the opening post but a better link than mine Pity, because I was hoping for a different one.

Geoff

Andy G.17/12/2017 08:39:45
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That's one of the guys that was always in the early Flite Test videos.

Josip Vrandecic -Mes17/12/2017 08:54:36
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G/m Stephen ,nice to see ''something'' by hand...Thanks

Mowerman17/12/2017 11:02:53
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​I like it, but would he get a permit to fly it here in UK?

Edited By Mowerman on 17/12/2017 11:04:08

Piers Bowlan17/12/2017 11:22:38
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Probably not but this will. (you may need to run it back to the beginning)

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 17/12/2017 11:36:50

Robin Colbourne17/12/2017 16:44:03
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Posted by Mowerman on 17/12/2017 11:02:53:

​I like it, but would he get a permit to fly it here in UK?

Edited By Mowerman on 17/12/2017 11:04:08

Provided it is kept below 300kg all up take off weight and a stall speed of less than 35 knots, he won't need a permit as it would be classed as a Single Seat Deregulated Microlight (SSDR).

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If it could be kept below 70KG empty weight but including fuel (i.e. batteries) and has a stalling speed of less than 20 knots, he would not even need a licence, provided he had insurance, as the Foot Launched Powered Aircraft Rules now allow aircraft with wheels for both takeoff and landing.

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The stalling speed less than 20 knots could be hard to achieve though.

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