Electric Aircraft: Survey, Applications, and Tradeoffs
with Rhon Williams
A survey of past, present, and future aircraft using electric motor(s) to drive propeller(s), including applications and tradeoffs that drive the aircraft design.
There are currently new models of flight training aircraft coming to the market that promise lower per hour and powerplant maintenance costs, while providing sufficient flight endurance for much of the typical training activity. Still in the concept phase are short-distance shuttles, and even hybrid powered transport aircraft.
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM QUALIFIES FOR WINGS CREDIT
About Our Speaker:
Rhon Williams is an FAAST Representative and holds Commercial-SMEL, Helicopter, Glider, and CFI-AIG ratings.
He is co-owner of a Cirrus SR22, and previously a Mooney, in which he and his wife enjoyed many flying trips. They included flying northwest to Banff, northeast to New Jersey, southeast to Bahamas, and southwest to Cabo San Lucas.
Rhon is also an active home-builder having completed a plans-built Early Bird Jenny which first flew in December 2015.
NOTE: OUR MEETING LOCATION FOR ALL 2019 MEETINGS IS THE IRWD COMMUNITY ROOM AT 15500 SAND CANYON ROAD IN IRVINE.
Board meeting at 5:30 PM
HangarTalk social 6:30 to 7 PM.
General membership meeting begins promptly at 7 PM
Program begins at approximately 7:15 PM.