Premier at the European Rotors show

eVTOL World Premiere at the first day of the European Rotors, Michael Kügelen showed his eMagic one for the first Time at the first day of the first edition of the EASA show.

The single seat eVTOL is a Proof of concept of a “lift and cruise” eVTOL. That means the aircraft has dedicated Motors for the vertical take off and for the c ruise flight. The full carbon aircraft was developed in a record time in onmly 2 years and has already have its maiden flights in wing mode as well as in eVTOL mode.

European Rotors VTOL show 2021 ramping up in cologne

EASAs first VTOL show is getting ready. The show will start tomorrow Tuesday November 16th. The show, organized by the EASA and the EHA – European Helicopter Association focuses on helicopters as well as on other VTOLs.

here are some images from ramping up.

Volocity in the latest design version
Yes also this is a flying machine on its way to its exhibition place
Fraundorfer technology demonstrator Gyro

eVTOL News from China

Autoflight Reveal V1500M four-seat eVTOL Prototype at Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai

On September 28th Shanghai-based Autoflight Aviation Technology unveiled V1500M passenger-carrying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) prototype at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China. With maximum takeoff weight of 1500kg V1500M is fully electric and has 4 seat, 200km/h cruising speed and 250km range. V1500M has 8 propellers for vertical takeoff and landing, and two propellers dedicated for cruise. AutoFlight plans to conduct maiden flight of V1500M in the near future and is already producing and operating the V400 unmanned cargo drone (with 400kg maximum takeoff weight) in China under CAAC (the Chinese civil aviation authority ) regulations.  

More Info to be announced soon or under:  josef@autoflight.com or press@autoflight.com

Blois is back – electric is coming.

After 1 year pause the Blois Ultralight meeting is Back on track.

The largest pure ultralight show in Europe. The show which after 39 years ruining was paused in 2020 for the first time was taken over by the french Ultralight Association FFPLUM with over 120 exhibitors. Hundrets of pilots arrived by their own UL-aircraft and after 2 years waiting the exhibitors have many things to show.

The electric Swan propeller by a Geiger electric motor is propelling the

single seater swan from Romania.

Most exhibitors still show conventional aircraft with combustion engines. Because the French Ultralight regulations have a maximum Take off weight (MTOW) of 525 Kg instead of the 600 Kg in Germany CZ Republic and other countries. Due to the weight of the batteries this does not allow two seater UL aircraft with electric propulsion a sufficient endurance.

But there are some new players coming and showing their aircraft. And in the opening ceremony with several regional and national politicians everybody stated the importance of electric aviation for reducing the ecological footprint.

…Report will be continues

But the number of electric exhibitors is increasing

Eviation changes design and DHL buys 12 Alice e-aircraft

Deutsche Post / DHL announced today that they will buy 12 fully electric aircraft from Israeli /US manufacturer Eviation. Eviation did announce a design change of the aircraft earlier this month. Other than the first version with three motor released at Paris Airshow in 2019, the new Alice now has 2 motors at the end of the aircraft .

The new design of Alice 2 motors on the tail

The two props on the wingtips and the rear one of the first design ( pushers) were replaced by 2 pull motors on the tail.

Eviation CEO and founder Omer Bar-Yohay confirmed with e-flight-journal the design change which will make certification easier. More details coming soon in the next e-flight-journal

New World Directory of Light 3 Languages 300 pages over 1000 aircraft

World Directory of Light Aviation 2021/22 New edition – The New World Directory of Light Aviation is available now. More than 1000 Aircraft in different classes with description, images and tech data. Featuring the latest developments like eVTOL and other electric Aircraft as well as an overview on propulsion systems from combustion engines over turbines to electric and Hybrid systems.

You find ultralights, microlights, LSA, gyrocopter, ul-helicopters, certified aircraft, kitplanes, trikes, ultralight and certified gliders & motor-gliders, instruments, engines, propellers and accessories. It also includes: addresses of manufacturers, importers, associations, schools and much more.

Available in English. French and German as printed paper Version or PDF download.

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