• Rolls-Royce Completes Electric Aircraft 500-HP powertrain Propulsion Te

    From Larry Dighera@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 25 08:02:34 2020

    Rolls-Royce Completes Electric Aircraft Propulsion Tech Ground Testing

    Kate O'Connor
    September 24, 20203

    Image: Rolls-Royce
    Rolls-Royce announced on Thursday that it has completed ground testing
    on the propulsion technology for a demonstrator aircraft designed to
    be the “world’s fastest all-electric plane.” Testing was conducted on
    the company’s “ionBird” test airframe, which is a full-scale replica
    of the aircraft’s core. The project is part of the Rolls-Royce’s
    “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight” (ACCEL) initiative.

    “The completion of ground-testing for the ACCEL project is a great
    achievement for the team and is another important step towards a world
    record attempt,” said director of Rolls-Royce electrical Rob Watson.
    “This project is also helping to develop Rolls-Royce’s capabilities
    and ensure that we remain a leader in delivering the electrification
    of flight, an important part of our sustainability strategy.”

    According to Rolls-Royce, the aircraft—powered by a 6,000-cell battery
    pack running a 500-HP powertrain—will be capable of reaching speeds of
    over 300 MPH. It is expected to fly for the first time later this year
    with an official attempt at beating the all-electric flight world
    speed record planned for early 2021. As previously reported by AVweb, Rolls-Royce introduced the ACCEL electric aircraft project in December

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