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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!

Interesting and very brave if nothing else.


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.

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.


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).


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.


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

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