ALPHA ELECTRO IS FOR YOUBECAUSE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR …
A revolutionary airplane capable of flying with 1 EUR energy cost per hour. No engine rumble in the cockpit, no need for headsets, no annoyance to the neighbourhood.
An airplane as simple to charge and use as a cell phone.
Becoming a trendsetter and being different from the others by flying electric!
ALPHA ELECTRO: THE WORLD’S FIRST 2-SEAT ELECTRIC TRAINER:
The greenest way of learning to fly!
Alpha Electro is a 2-seat electric trainer with performance which is tailored to the needs of flight schools. It has short take-off distance, powerful 1000+ fpm climb capability and an endurance of one hour plus a 30-minute reserve. The Alpha Electro is optimized for traffic-pattern operations, where up to 13% of energy is recuperated on every approach, increasing operations range and at the same time enabling short-field landings.
With the ever-growing cost of fuel, it is time to rethink pilot training. Our solution is the first practical all-electric trainer. Technologies which we developed in house specially for this aircraft cut the cost of ab-initio pilot training by as much as 70%, making flying more affordable than ever before.
Being able to conduct training on smaller airfields closer to towns with zero C02 emissions and minimum noise is also a game changer! Alpha Electro meets microlight and ASTM LSA requirements, as well as standards for electric propulsion systems. In certain countries it is already approved for PPL training, and we are adding more countries to the list constantly Pipistrel is working with the FAA to approve an exemption to allow pilot training operations and the application for the EASA Type certification has been made.
Every single element of aircraft has been refined to be lighter, more efficient and more reliable than before. The 60+ kW electric motor only weighs 20 kg and is more powerful than the popular Rotax 912 series, typically used on microlights and LSAs. The 21 kWh battery pack is dual-redundant and designed to be either quickly replaceable within minutes or charged in less than one hour, thanks to the next generation of Pipistrel’s Battery Management technology. The airframe uses proven features from hundreds of Pipistrel’s aircraft flying worldwide.
TECHNICAL DATA PIPISTREL ALPHA ELECTRO
TECHNICAL DATA PIPISTREL ALPHA ELECTRO
Pipistrel PEM 60MVLC
60 kW 1 min, Cruise 50 kW @ 2100 – 2400 rpm
ground adjustable three-blade 1.64 m diameter propeller
34′ 6″ (10.5 m)
21′ 4″ (6.5 m)
6′ 9″ (2.05 m)
102.4 sqft (9.51 m2)
11.8 sqft (1.1 m2)
11.6 sqft (1.08 m2)
0°, 15°, 25°
centre of gravity
20% – 38% MAC
basic empty weight – with batteries
max take off weight (MTOW)
472,5 – 550 kg (LSA)
DATA PUBLISHED FOR MTOW 1,212 lbs (550 kg) All speeds in Knots
stall with flaps
stall without flaps
cruising speed (75% power)
maximum horizontal speed at sea level
100 + -KIAS
max speed with flaps down
best climb speed
max climb rate
best glide ratio speed
take off run – grass
169.2 m (555 feet)
take off over 50′ obstacle – grass
265.2 m (870 feet)
3900 m (12,800 feet)
45°-45° roll time
up to 60 minutes (plus reserve)
cruise range distance
max load factor permitted @ (1.875)
design safety factors & tested
Note: Data is for see level, Hard runway, ISA conditions. Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.
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