Discussion in 'Other Rec Aircraft' started by fly_tornado, Jul 7, 2016.
He also compered "Scrapheap Challenge" with his normal(ish) non-robot head.
Yeah they specifically mention reverse thrust, either on the ground or in the air.... speed brakes not required!
Shame they don't have an 80hp contra.
I am going to go look at these when I get a moment in coming weeks ...
They are recently developed hybrid petrol/electric engines of 35 and 55 hp (that's just the petrol engine side of it). The weights are 50 and 60kgs, obviously sans batteries, but I don't know if that includes controller and cable weights which shouldn't be taken lightly (tish boom).
Don't base your IC -v- E comparisons on using the 300 Hp all the time. Imagine a 140 kg electric powerplant/battery unit that can produce up to 300 Hp in a plane that requires, say, 80Hp to cruise at 100 kts. You could use the 300 Hp to rise off the ground like a fart in a bath, then back right off to 80 Hp for cruise. Would a full charge last a lot longer? Couple that with contra-rotating props and you might not even need as much as 80 Hp to maintain cruise.
We really need to delve into current battery technology and not rely on our experiences with Eveready Nine Lives.
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