Rolls-Royce develops electric aircraft with a record speed flight

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Rolls-Royce develops electric aircraft with a record speed flight

Equipment Manufacturers are trying to minimize the emission of harmful substances into the air, therefore, is transferred to electrical energy of not only cars but also planes. Unfortunately, air transport is underdeveloped, so smooth to operate for tens of hours and to fly at high speed. However, manufacturers are constantly trying to achieve the best results. So, in 2017, the speed record set , but its achievement will soon be broken, the new record is going to be the plane's Rolls-Royce.

The Plane Siemens called Extra 330LE a year ago, has a top speed 337,5 km/h Rolls-Royce I am sure that in 2020, her plane will be able to accelerate to 480 km/h and easily beat the record. Moreover, its members hope that someday they will create a flying device that will be faster seaplane Supermarine S. 6B in 1931 received for developed speed 655,8 km/h.

Development of a powerful airplane is part of the ACCEL program for the acceleration of flight in the electric motors. being in a small airport of the English city Staverton. On the project the engineers work Roll-Royce, manufacturer of electric motors YASA and members of the aviation startup Electroflight.

The Companies intend to equip the aircraft battery at 6000 cells. According to them, it will be the most energy-intensive battery ever installed on the plane, and its energy will be enough for a non-stop flight from London to Paris. Thanks to him, the power of three engines YASA will reach crazy 750R 750 kWh they will no doubt be very hot, so the researchers will create an advanced cooling system. The blades will be spinning at 2400 rpm. Engineers also plan to equip the aircraft with sensors that will monitor 20 000 points in the drivetrain and to provide performance data.

Project Manager ACCEL Matthew Parr announced that the plane will attempt to break the record as early as 2020, on the runway the coast of Wales. Before that, the team plans to test the plane in difficult conditions and to ensure that it is sufficiently powerful and maneuverable.

What do you think, whether Rolls-Royce to break the record Siemens and especially the Supermarine? Their assumptions and concerns can write in the comments or at .

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