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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-Flight Electric Waiex Achieves First Flight

Supplemental Hi-Res Images Release

December 6, 2010, Oshkosh, WI

The following is a supplemental release for the December 3, 2010 Press Release: E-Flight Electric Waiex Achieves First Flight found at: http://www.sonexaircraft.com/press/releases/pr_120310.html

The Hi-Res image downloads below show the current state of the E-Flight Electric system, and also includes the E-Flight System Schematic exploded view diagram.

For an excellent in-depth technical briefing on the E-Flight Electric project, view the archived July 12, 2010 E-Flight Webinar, hosted by EAA, at: http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?bcpid=102109882001&bctid=114701039001

 

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD:


Current N270DC electric motor, battery and controls
installation at the time of December 3 first flight.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 3.4mb JPEG file)


Current N270DC instrument panel installation
at the time of December 3 first flight.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 3.6mb JPEG file)


(L to R) Andrew Pearce, Jeremy Monnett and John
Monnett work on connections inside the E-Flight
Electronic Motor Controller in preparation for battery
integration testing in June, 2010.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 3.8mb JPEG file)


Pete Buck helps guide fork lift positioning of E-Flight
Battery Containment and Control Unit for first
installation in June, 2010.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 1.7mb JPEG file)


Pete Buck (left) and Jeremy Monnett (right) install
rubber shock mounts before lifting E-Flight Battery
Unit into its final mounting position in N270DC's
integrated battery/motor mount.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 1.7mb JPEG file)


(L to R) Andrew Pearce, John Monnett and Pete Buck
complete and inspect the Battery Unit's installation.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 1.5mb JPEG file)


E-Flight Battery Powered Aircraft System Schematic.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 2.6mb JPEG file)


3D rendering of E-Flight Electric Motor v4.0
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 720kb JPEG file)

 

ORIGINAL HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES FROM 12/03/2010 RELEASE:


N270DC begins its taxi to Wittman's runway 27
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 3.2mb JPEG file)


E-Flight Electric Waiex begins the takeoff roll
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 2.3mb JPEG file)


N270DC climbs out of ground effect
with John Monnett at the controls.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 4.6mb JPEG file)


John Monnett (left) and Jeremy Monnett (right) share
a handshake and big smiles as they celebrate this
outstanding achievement.
Download High Resolution (300 dpi, 3.3mb JPEG file)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE E-FLIGHT INITIATIVE: http://www.sonexaircraft.com/research/e-flight/

 

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PRESS CONTACT:

Mark Schaible
Sonex Aircraft, LLC
www.SonexAircraft.com
Phone: (920) 231-8297
Fax:     (920) 426-8333
E-mail: mark@sonexaircraft.com

 

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