Phinix (electric aircraft)
|National origin||Czech Republic|
|Manufacturer||Pure Flight Solultion|
"PhiNIX" (Phoenix), stylized ΦNIX, is an electric, all-composite, low-wing, two-seat, light-sport aircraft developed and produced by Pure Flight Solution (Pure-flight), a consortium of companies Sport Prop, Phoenix Air, MGM Compro, and PEG in the Czech Republic. It is named after the Greek letter Phi (Φ) and the Phoenix Air's petrol version - Phoenix U-15. Phi also represents the electric potential.
Design and development
The development of the electric version of the airplane began in September 2017. The technical design of the aircraft is based on the gasoline version of this airplane Phoenix U-15 and the first electric two-seat airplane Electra (first flight 2011). ΦNIX is designed according to the new EASA rules, ie 600 kg of maximum take-off weight. The airplane is a low-wing with side-by-side seats and a chassis structure with a rear (tail) wheel. The cockpit has modern digital avionics and leather seats. Safety in flight is provided by a ballistic parachute. The aircraft is made with a modern all-composite structure using carbon fibers (carbon, composite). Due to the unique design, the aircraft has excellent flight characteristics and good gladio ratio up to 1:32.
Batteries and chargers
The Li-Ion batteries with a total capacity of 35 kWh are installed in the aircraft. The batteries are placed in the wings and under the front airplane instead of the engine. Pure Flight Solution will produce and supply the on-board Jan charger (can be connected to a standard 230V network). Next, Andre will be produced, supply and sold for a fast charge (a 3x400 / 230V mains) as well as a supercharger Nikola that will charge the ΦNIX aircraft in 20 minutes to 85% of the battery capacity. The Nikola charger can also be used to charge electric cars with CHAdeMO or CCS2 standard charging connector.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: One passenger
- Wingspan: 11 m or 15 m (36 ft 1 in or 49 ft 2,5 in)
- Fuselage lenght: 6,5 m (21 ft 4 in)
- Maximum take-off weight: 600 kg (1322 lb)
- Propeller: in flight adjustable, diameter 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
- Propulsion: pure electric, Engine power: 60kW
- Battery: Li-Ion, 35kWh
- Flight range: 2,5 h
- Best charging time: 20 minutes to 85% capacity
- Cruise speed: 160 – 200 Km/h; 100 – 125 mph (86 – 108kn)
- Stall speed: 65 km/h; 40 mph (35 kn)
- Never exceed speed: 260 km/h; 162 mph (140 kn)
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