Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer Trike

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Role Ultralight aircraft
Manufacturer Electric Aircraft Corporation
Designer Randall Fishman
First flight April, 2007
Produced 2007–Present
Unit cost

The Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer Trike is an ultralight trike fitted with an electric motor, instead of a traditional gasoline engine.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Electraflyer Trike is built to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations, part 103. The standard ElectraFlyer is equipped with a 5.6—kWh Lithium-ion polymer battery which powers an 18 hp (13 kW) electric motor — which can be optionally upgraded to a 40 hp (30 kW) motor. Depending on the number of battery packs mounted, the aircraft can fly for between one and two hours before it must be recharged for 5–6 hours using a standard 120 volt AC outlet. Charging time can be reduced to 2 hours using a 240 volt outlet.[1]

Mounting a Stratus-model hang glider style wing, the total aircraft weight is less than 249 lb (113 kg), depending on the options selected for engine, batteries, and other accessories such as a ballistic parachute.[1]

It was awarded the Grand Champion Ultralight at the 2007 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In.


  1. ^ a b c Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 210. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  • Wilcox, Sharon (July 2007), "The ElectraFlyer goes green", Light Sport and Ultralight Flying 
  • Grady, Mary (2007-06-01), "Avgas? Who Needs It? Trike Runs On Batteries", AVWeb 
  • "The ElectraFlyer trike", EAA Sport Pilot, pp. 24–45, September 2007 
  • "The ElectraFlyer, an electric-powered trike", EAA Sport Pilot, pp. 52–53, July 2007 

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