Flight performance issues of electric aircraft

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The flight performance capabilities of electric aircraft are dealt with. It is shown that they possess performance properties which differ significantly from those of aerial vehicles employing an air-breathing propulsion system with a piston engine and a propeller. The characteristics of electric motors yield performance advantages when compared with airbreathing engines. This holds for the flight performance in general, and particularly for representative performance items such as the ceiling, the top speed or the maximum range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2012
StatePublished - 2012
EventAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2012 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 201216 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2012


ConferenceAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN


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