The Electroflight P1e is a carbon composite aircraft designed specifically to showcase the advantages of pure electric flight. 

The unique design utilising contra-rotating propellers also delivers an element of redundancy and the torque, present on high-performance single propeller aircraft is equalised.

This new type of electric powered aircraft promises capabilities and manoeuvres hitherto not achievable by traditional single propeller piston or gas turbine driven aircraft.

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Highlights
  • Contra-rotating propulsion system
Features
  • The only non-composite airframe elements are the canopy, undercarriage and fastenings
  • The propulsion system is fitted directly to the airframe structure
Benefits
  • The system's thrust to take-off weight ratio is greater than one and allows the aircraft to climb very rapidly and to operate at extreme altitudes without the complications faced by oxygen dependant engines.
Internal
Incorporates a separate pilot safety cell, similar to that in F1 racing cars.
  • Seats: 1
Weights
  • MTOW: 420kg / 926lb

 

Performance
Battery power (720 volts) 15 kW, Maximum Power (3400rpm): 225 kW
  • Max Climb Rate: 9,000fpm / 2,743m
  • Service Ceiling: 25,000ft / 7,620m
Speeds
  • Stall Speed Without Flaps: 60kts / 69mph
  • VNE: 250kts / 288mph

March 17 - Contra Electric Propulsion test motors

March 23rd, 2017 – Contra Electric Propulsion test motors fitted with Potenza powertrain.

April 17 - Move to dedicated premises

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