PC-Aero Elektra One

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PC-Aero Elektra One
PC-Aero Elektra One.jpg
Role Electric aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer PC-Aero
Designer Calin Gologan
First flight 21 March 2011

The PC-Aero Elektra One is a single seat, electric powered composite aircraft.[1][2]

A mockup was constructed by ES-Technik and shown at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in 2010.[2]

Design and development[edit]

The Elektra One was built with support from Solar Hangar and Solar World. The business concept is to produce electricity for the aircraft from solar panel equipped hangars with excess energy fed back into the power grid.[3]

PC-Aero Elektra One Tri Gear

The Elektra One has a four-hour endurance with onboard Lithium batteries and solar panels[4] A tricycle gear variant was displayed in 2014.

The company has planned two-seat and four-seat versions, to be called the Elektra Two and Four.[1][2]

Operational history[edit]

The Elektra One was test flown in March 2011, using 3 kW of power. In August 2011, the Elektra One won the Lindbergh electric aircraft prize presented at the EAA AirVenture airshow in July 2011.[3]

Variants[edit]

Elektra One
Single seat[2]
Sun Flyer
Two-seat trainer - (proposed) 1320 lb gross, 616 lb empty, 3 hr range in optimal solar conditions.[5]

Specifications (PC-Aero Elektra One)[edit]

Data from PC Aero

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 6.4 m2 (69 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
  • Gross weight: 300 kg (661 lb)

Performance

  • Range: 500 km (311 mi; 270 nmi)
  • Endurance: 3 hours

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 68. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 72. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ a b "Elektra One". Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "PC-Aero, SolarWorld co-developed Elektra One solar-enabled electric aircraft wins Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft Vision Award". 1 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  5. ^ "Aeac". Retrieved 24 August 2014.