Pipistrel - Type-Certified Electric

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  1. The-Flying-Lawyer

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    Up to a WHOLE 50 minutes of flight after charging twice that long! :rolleyes:

    On a serious note, if it had a better glide ratio it would make for a nice motor glider. Maybe drop one of the batteries and add 10 feet of wingspan.... Also doesn't look like the prop feathers. :(
     
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    The-Flying-Lawyer Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm sure they're considering that. Pipistrel is into that kind of thing.
     
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    My hanger doesn’t have enough power to run a compressor much less charge an airplane
     
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    There is a company advertising in the most recent ?General Aviation News? a zero-to PPL-Glider rating for only $2995 using a Pipistrel motor glider because they can do up to 6 landings per hour vs 1-2 for conventional towed gliders. Basically a glider that can do quick turn around stop and goes. 15:1 advertised glide ratio in the ad, but they make the Virus which has a 17:1 and the Sinus which as an 18:1 glide ratio. And the hours count towards both glider and SEL aircraft hours (according to the school).
     
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    I got my motor glider endorsement in an pipistrel. It's very nice for that. But 15:1 isn't going to keep you up for long.