Introduced the world’s first racing electric airplaneNovember 20, 2019
Condor Aviation brought a White Lightning racing aircraft to the Dubai Air Show, held in Dubai with the support of Airbus, which featured a fully electric propulsion system. Simultaneously with the announcement of the novelty, the date of the Air Race E tournament was announced, the participants of which will be able to compete in the passage of the airway on aircraft with electric motors.
The “flying car” is comparable in length to a single-seat racing car and is designed for flying at low altitudes. The maximum speed of the model is 482 km / h. Such indicators are recorded at a height of 10 meters along the airway in the form of a closed loop with a length of five kilometers.
Considering that White Lightning received a compact lithium-ion battery as a “fuel tank”, in the afterburner mode the electric plane engine can work only 5 minutes, and at low power the aircraft can stay in the air for up to 10 minutes. The novelty will take part in the Air Race E racing tournament, which will be held in 2020. A list of all teams participating in the races will be announced next week.
Jeff Walkman, the organizer of Air Race E, notes that the upcoming event should not be considered as endurance races – according to him, the aircraft and the tournament will become a “test bench” for future models of aircraft with electric engines.
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