Pipistrel WATTsUP. Specifications. A photo.
Pipistrel WATTsUP. Specifications. A photo.

Pipistrel WATTsUP. Specifications. A photo.

Pipistrel WATTsUP - Slovenian ultra-light aircraft operating on electricity produced with 2014, the company «Pipistrel».

Pipistrel WATTsUP photo

The aircraft became the model developed by engineers at the Slovenian 2010 year, thus, the basis has been taken of the aircraft model Pipistrel Virus, which has undergone a series of small design changes, but at the same time in technical terms has changed radically.

Aircraft Pipistrel WATTsUP designed exclusively for private use, but, ultimately, because of its high reliability, the aircraft began to be applied and the air flying school as a means suitable for training future pilots.

Due to the fact that the Pipistrel WATTsUP aircraft entered the mass production only in the second half of the 2014 year, it is impossible to assess the actual relevance in it at the moment, however, experts point to the fact that due to quite promising flight performance, simple service and maintenance , high reliability and fairly low cost, the project will be no less popular than ultra-light aircraft Pipistrel Sinus and Pipistrel Virus.

Photo Pipistrel WATTsUP

The cockpit of the Pipistrel WATTsUP aircraft is approximately the same size as the aircraft model Pipistrel Virus, and, as before, it is designed to accommodate two people here. The dashboard of the aircraft and the overall design inside the aircraft cabin are further modified in accordance with the systems and controls of the aircraft, however, in the back of the cabin there is still a luggage compartment allowing the aircraft to take on board a small amount of personal belongings. In addition, thanks to the paired control levers, the Pipistrel WATTsUP aircraft is perfectly suited for training flights.

Cabin Pipistrel WATTsUP

Power plant Pipistrel WATTsUP consists of a single electric motor Siemens AG powered by batteries, and able to develop traction in 67 hp Due to a rather low-power powerplant, the aircraft has a number of restrictions on the speed of movement, in particular, the maximum figure is about 195 km / h, while the cruising speed is set at the level of 157 km / h. In addition, since the capacity of the batteries used here is very limited, the aircraft can only cover distances up to 225 kilometers, which is currently very small, but, according to experts, Pipistrel will soon develop more advanced modifications capable of overcoming The distance to 400-450 kilometers.

Specifications Pipistrel WATTsUP.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,5 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,88 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 314 kg .;
  • Payload: 236 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 550 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 157 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 175 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 225 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4875 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: Electric;
  • Powerplant: Siemens AG;
  • Power: 67 hp

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