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Sunflyer 2 Electric Airplane

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by AceSkywalker, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. AceSkywalker

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    Bye Aerospace

    Glad to see this 2-seater light sport EV trainer plane making progress towards type certification. Cheaper to operate than a piston trainer and cheaper when buying brand new.
     
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  2. Raffy.Roma

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    COOL! :cool:
     
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  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Depends whether the 2-seater price being $289,000 would put buyers off.
     
  5. AceSkywalker

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    I mean its cheap to operate. The manufacturer isn't overselling this aircraft - its intended as a trainer to do pattern work and touch-and-goes. ICE engines would still be necessary to perform cross-country flights that have you going several hundred miles to build hours. At least until you can get airports to install a couple fast chargers. The best choice for a personal airplane without spending a ton of cash is a diesel engine plane - it can burn Jet-A, which is more readily available and significantly cheaper than AvGas (which still contains lead).
     

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