Saturday, August 15, 2009

EAA AirVenture 09: Yuneec's new Aircraft E430

Photo courtesy of Google (Yuneec E430)
On Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Yuneec International presented its new E430 two-place electric-powered light-sport aircraft on AeroShell Square for a press conference. It's a 45-foot glider-like wing with airbrakes, a V-tail, and a 40-kilowatt (54-hp) electric motor. It also has an emergency parachute built in it.

Some of Yuneec E430 Specifications
Engine: Yuneec Power Drive 400 fixed pitch, 40-kilowatt (54-hp), powered by Yuneec OEM Lithium Polymer batteries 28.6 pounds, 66.6V each
Passenger: One
Length: 22.9 feet
Empty Weight: 550 pounds with batteries
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,034 pounds with 10 batteries
Maximum Speed: 93 mph
Range: 140 miles

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