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Author Topic: The e430 - World’s first commercially produced ‘Electric Aircraft’  (Read 4659 times)

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[float=right][smg id=122 caption=" e430 Electric Aircraft"][/float]The e430 is a twin seat, single engine, LSA class aircraft designed to be simple to use, easy to fly and with virtually zero vibration, it's very smooth.
Low noise, no emissions, no fuel, extremely low maintenance and best of all. . . . . it’s environmentally friendly.

Electric flight, once seen as futuristic, has arrived and with e430’s flight times of between 1.5 and 3 hours (depending on configuration) electric flight now becomes a realistic power source for sport aviation. Charging times of 3 hours for as little as $5 make electric a really low cost way to fly and with only 2 main moving parts in the motor (the bearings) the reliability and maintenance are like nothing seen before.

Add to that the delight of smooth, quiet powered flight or silent using its 25:1 glide ratio  - the e430 is in a class of its own.

Power Systems

Previously electric power systems have piecemeal with motors, controllers, batteries and chargers all being acquired from different sources. But now, for the first time, a complete power system is available as a matched, plug in and use, set. No longer is there a worry of motor of motor and controller compatibility or whether the charger will damage the batteries. Yuneec’s Power Drive systems take the headache out of electric power and lets the user get on with the installation and operation.
Yuneec’s ability to design and manufacture everything at its own facilities means that all the parts of the Power Drive system are developed to work together and that optimum standards can be maintained throughout the production process, ensuring quality, reliability and performance.

[float=right][smg id=123 caption=" e430 Power Motor"][/float]The World’s First ‘Plug In and Fly’ Electric system – Power Drive Brushless Motors

Available in 4 different power outputs 10, 20, 40 and 60Kw and 2 different speeds 2,000 and 2,400rpm for the 10 and 20Kw, the power drive range consists of matched motors and controllers and matched battery and charger units.

All parts of the Power Drive system simply plug together, using Yuneec’s exclusive plug design (patent pending), with no need for any soldering or ancillary fabrication. Simply plug the motor
into its matching power controller, attached the throttle system (different types available), plug the controller into the battery and the system is ready to run. It’s that simple!!!

As to charging, Yuneec’s highly sophisticated balancing charger takes care of all that. Fully automatic, the E-Charger balances all the cells in the battery pack whilst ensuring maximum charge capacity and maintaining battery life. When charging is completed the charger screen displays ‘Ready to fly’!

E-Chargers come in several sizes to suit the application and battery packs used.

Yuneec International

Yuneec is a young, progressive, forward thinking company developing state of the art products in the personal transport and leisure sectors, especially those utilizing environmentally friendly power systems such as electric motors and batteries.

Operating from its expansive new, hi-tech research and manufacturing facility just outside Shanghai, Yuneec will use its extensive knowledge in micro electronics, electic motor and charger production to maximize the performance and efficiency of its products in these new market sectors so as to make them commercially viable to a wide consumer audience.

With their previous extensive experience in airborne products, personal air vehicles will be a key focal point for Yuneec’s young and highly talented development engineers and already with E-PAC, Yuneec’s ‘electric’ paramotor system, Yuneec not only becomes the first company to create a viable ‘electric flight’ product which will be commercially available but will also the first company to mass produce an affordable, environmentally friendly, airborne electric personal transport system.


[float=right][smg id=124 caption=" e430 Tech Specs"][/float] e430 Specifications:

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[tr][td]General [/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Wingspan: [/td][td]13.8m (45.2 ft) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Length: [/td][td]6.98m (22.9 ft) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Height: [/td][td]2.65m (8.7 ft) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Width: [/td][td]1.15m (45")[/td][/tr]
 [tr][td]Empty Wt: [/td][td]171.5Kg (377 lbs) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Empty Wt (Inc. Batteries): [/td][td]255Kg (561 lbs) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Std Take Off Weight: [/td][td]430Kg (946 lbs) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td] Speeds * [/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Maximum (Vh): [/td][td]80kts (150kmh, 95mph) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cruise (Vc): [/td][td]52kts (95kmh, 60mph) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Stall (Vs) (with Flap): [/td][td]35kts (65kmh, 40mph) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Glide Ration: [/td][td]24:1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td] Motor [/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Make: [/td][td]Yuneec Power Drive 40[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Output: [/td][td]40Kw (54 hp) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Size: [/td][td]240mm Ø[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Weight: [/td][td]19Kg (42 lbs[/td][/tr]
[tr][td] Power Controller [/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Make: [/td][td]Yuneec Power Block 40[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Output: [/td][td]400A (Max) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Size: [/td][td]300 x 240 x 200mm (12" x 9.5" x 8")[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Weight: [/td][td]7Kg (15.4 lbs) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td] Batteries [/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Make: [/td][td]Yuneec OEM[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Qty: [/td][td]1 Pack[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Type: [/td][td]Lithium Polymer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Battery Weight (Each): [/td][td]83.5Kg (184 lbs) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Voltage: [/td][td]133.2V (Operational 130~150V) [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Capacity:   [/td][td]100 Ah[/td][/tr]
[tr][td] Charger [/td][td][/td][/tr]
 [tr][td]Make: [/td][td]Yuneec E-Charge[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Type: [/td][td]Cell Balancing[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Mode: [/td][td]Fully Automatic[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Input Voltage: [/td][td]230V[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Charge Time: [/td][td]3~4 hrs*[/td][/tr]
[tr][td] Flying Time [/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Standard (1 Packs) [/td][td]2 hrs*[/td][/tr]

*Performance specifications are estimates only
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