Equator has created an interesting amphibious two seater with a hybrid propulsion system (EHPS) where the prop on the vertical stabilizer is driven by a 100kW (134 horsepower) electric motor which receives electric energy from a remotely-located Wankel combustion engine/generator power unit …and/or from a battery pack.
The novel hybrid propulsion system (EHPS) provides range, fuel efficiency and redundancy with all the benefits of electric power. With a well designed control management system, the total pilot workload is reduced and higher levels of security are reached.
The Floatwing removes the need for external high drag support geometries, and provides high stability.
The Electric motor gives us smooth aerodynamics, and lower weight at the same time we get all the bulk and weight down in the hull for optimized stability in water./equatoraircraft
When in water, the M97 electric engine can be reversed when you pull the throttle all the way back and actuate the wheel brakes. “You can brake and reverse the plane aerodynamically in water./equatoraircraft
- ENGINE: ENGIRO M97 Electric (97 kW water cooled, 32 kgs)
- GENERATOR: ENGIRO G60 (60kW, water cooled, 15kgs)
- ICE: WST KKM 352 Wankel (57kW) Multi Diesel (45kgs)
- Boost Battery: Custom LiIon pack (6kWh) 32kgs
- Test Battery: LiPo pack (18kWh) (separate BMS), 100kgs