The Velis Electro
The first EASA Certified electric aircraft in the World
The Alpha Electro was the first electric aircraft to go into mass production back in 2012 in ultralight class. Since then many improvements and advancements have been made in electric technology and the next step in the process is an EASA certified electric aircraft. Meet the Velis Electro which is just that!!!
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The Velis Electro is world’s first electric powered airplane to receive a Type Certificate (EASA.A.573 TCDS). The two-seater, intended primarily for pilot training, is a game-changing aircraft in terms of technological innovations and cost-efficiency. The Velis Electro can be operated commercially and is fully approved for pilot training as well as other operations. With its quietness, the Velis Electro can bring flight training much closer to urban areas without adversely affecting communities’ quality of life.
Some key features of the Velis electro are:
- Quiet on the inside, quiet on the outside
- Optimized for PPL pilot training complementing the SW 121
- Can operate in cold, hot and rain
- Demonstrated levels of safety equivalent or higher than with conventionally powered airplanes
- Becoming a trendsetter and being different from the others by flying electric!
Quiet and Clean
Featuring noise levels of only 60 dBa, the Velis Electro is considerably quieter than other aeroplanes and produces no combustion gases at all. Its revolutionary powertrain is entirely liquid-cooled, including the batteries, and demonstrated the ability to withstand faults, battery thermal runaway events, and crash loads as part of the certification process. The Velis Electro can operate in cold, hot and rain.
Conceived to be a fundamental member of the Velis Training System, the Velis Electro was designed to be simple to operate and maintain, without compromising safety. Employing the Pipistrel’s type certified electric engine, the Velis Electro delivers power instantly and without hesitation – using a simplified user interface in a cockpit that maintains the same look-and-feel of its conventionally powered siblings. The reduced number of moving parts dramatically decreases maintenance costs and the risk of malfunctions is further minimized thanks to its built-in continuous health-monitoring system. This enhanced reliability allows the Velis Electro to have more than double the lifespan of powertrain elements in comparison to the previous generation of electric aeroplanes.
As part of the Type Certification, Pipistrel demonstrated that the Velis Electro achieves the highest levels of safety, even surpassing those required for conventionally powered aircraft.
The Velis Electro is a full-electric derivative of the proven Virus SW 121, which is already type certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (TC No EASA.A.573). It is equipped with a Pipistrel type certified electric engine E-811-268MVLC (TC No. EASA.E.234), developed with partners EMRAX and EMSISO, and Pipistrel’s three-bladed composite fixed pitch propeller P-812-164-F3A.
The 57.6kW liquid cooled electric engine provides power to the aircraft.
The power is delivered by 345 VDC electric system built around a liquid-cooled in-house developed high performance battery system, which includes two Pipistrel PB345V124E-L batteries connected in parallel, installed in a redundant 2-unit arrangement, total nominal capacity 24.8 kWh. Crashworthy, thermal runaway inhibiting, HIRF/EMI tolerant.
Pricing (Updated February 2021)
Price 185.000€ - excl. IGI (193.325€,- incl. 4,5% IGI, ex. delivery and registration)
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Velis Electro technical data
|Motor||Pipistrel E-811 EASA Type-Certified|
|power||57.6 kW MTOP|
|wing span||10.71 m (35′ 1″)|
|length||6.47 m (21' 3")|
|height||1.90 m (6′ 23″)|
|wing area||9.51 m2 (102 .4 sqft)|
|positive flaps||0°, 8°, 19°|
|center of gravity||24% - 32.4% MAC|
|empty weight (with batteries)||428 kg (941 lbs)|
|payload||172 kg (378 lbs)|
|max take off weight (MTOW)||1320 lbs (600 kg)|
|PERFORMANCES||DATA PUBLISHED FOR MTOW 600kg|
|stall with flaps||45 kts|
|stall without flaps||51 kts|
|cruising speed||90 kts|
|max. horizontal speed at sea level||98 kts|
|max. speed with flaps down||65 kts|
|maneouvring speed||100 kts|
best climb speed
|max climb rate||647 fpm|
|best glide ratio speed||64 kts|
|take off run - grass/asphalt||246/241 m (807/791 ft)|
|take off over 50ft obstacle - grass/asphalt||453/409 m (1.486/1.342 ft)|
|service ceiling||16,000 feet|
|45°-45° roll time||2.6 sec|
|endurance||1 hour (PLUS 30 min reserve)|
cruise range distance
||108 NM (200 km)|
|max load factor permitted (x1,8)||+4g -2g|
design safety factors & tested
Pipistrel reserves the right to revise the above data whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.