Pipistrel Alpha Electro

Designed specifically for the flight training school mission, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro looks set to to solidify it’s place in aviation history. According to Ivo Boscarol, CEO of Pipistrel, the Alpha Electro is the “first practical all-electric trainer”. With both short take-off and short landing capabilities, zero Co2 emissions as well as low noise-levels amongst other things, the credentials of of the Pipistrel Alpha Electro really do seem to stack up.

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Highlights
  • Designed for flight schools
  • Optimized for traffic-pattern/circuit operations
  • Based on proven Pipistrel designs
Features
  • 1hour plus reserve duration
  • 13% of energy recuperated each approach – Windmilling
Benefits
  • 70% reduction of flight training costs
  • “almost silent cockpit”
  • “immediate response of the powertrain
Internal
  • Seats: 2
Proportions
  • Wing Span: 10.5m / 34′5″
  • Length: 6.5m / 21′4″
  • Height: 2.05m / 6′9″
  • Wing Area: 9.51m2 / 102sq ft
  • Rudder Area: 1.1m2 / 12sq ft
Weights
  • Empty: 350kg / 772lb
  • MTOW: 550kg / 1,213lb

 

Performance
  • Max Climb Rate: 1,220fpm / 372m
  • Take off Run MTOW: 150m / 492′2″
Speeds
  • Best Climb Speed: 65kts / 75mph
  • Best Glide Ratio Speed: 64kts / 74mph
  • Manoeuvring Speed: 86kts / 99mph
  • Max Speed With Flaps: 70kts / 81mph
  • Stall Speed With Flaps: 42kts / 48mph
  • Stall Speed Without Flaps: 45kts / 52mph
  • VNE: 135kts / 156mph
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