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Six Seat Hybrid Solar-Electric Aircraft Concept

In many parts of the World there is a need for aircraft that can operate away from large airports and fuel supplies.An ideal solution is a solar-electric aircraft capable of flying in and out of short fields with a reasonable payload.

source/image: Solar Flight

After years of research on all types of electric vehicles, Solar Flight has developed a plan for the next generation aircraft. “The wings of the aircraft are equipped with photovoltaic cells to recharge the batteries.”

source/image: Solar Flight/Jason Rohr

Promising to be as quiet as a glider and with the speed and utility of a light aircraft, the new 6 seat transporter is based on an Italian design, the Partenavia Observer, with extensive glazing of the nose for excellent visibility from the cockpit.

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The wing is optimized for best aerodynamic efficiency with a large camber changing flap for short take off and landing capability.via/read more: Solar Flight

The main power source is a lithium battery pack, but an optional range extender can be fitted into part of the baggage compartment. It consists of a generator running on unleaded auto gas.In the future, more and more aircraft will be electrically powered.