Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 2, No 6 (2010)

The Use of Electric Power in a Light Aircraft

Bronius Merkys


The article analyzes a possibility of using electric engines and electric power accumulators in very light and ultra light airplanes, considering the achieved electric power keeping level and predictions of development. First of all, the mass of the engine and accumulator is evaluated. At a later stage, it is compared with the mass of the gas engine and fuel. The last step is to find criterions allowing making a decision on how to choose a powerhouse.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-13

Keyword(s): electric engine; accumulator; powerhouse; light airplane; gas-engine; fuel; mass

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2010.123

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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