(VIDEO) Flying Electron, a French project of electric plane (CC01e)
The Flying Electron is the story of a special “canard”, nicknamed “canard” (duck) because of its design, the CC01 which is used as base for the Flying Electron is an aircraft designed ten years ago by Claude Chudzik a “pusher” type aircraft with a propeller placed at the rear, as some of Burt Rutan’s creations.
Initially equipped with an internal combustion engine, the project had been abandoned due to a technical failure on takeoff and lack of time. But Claude Chuzik and Frederic Laude in partnership with Electravia decided to revive the plane with an electric version, the CC01e.
Electravia provides motor, battery and controller to this electric plane that targets a new speed record. And with its 50hp motor (two times more powerful than the combustion version), the Flying Electron should reach 300kph.
Earlier this month the first tests of the electric motor have been completed and the first flight of electric CC01 is expected soon.