Photo by Mary Jones
The Flightstar e-Spdyer is on display in the Ultralight/Lightplane
area in the Flightstar exhibit.
July 27, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - The
Yuneec/Flightstar e-Spyder is on display in the Ultralight/Lightplane area
in the Flightstar exhibit, and has been the object of much attention.
The Part 103 compliant machine is powered
by a Yuneec Power Drive 200 motor that develops 20 kilowatts
(approximately 27 hp). The e-Spyder airframe is an updated Flighstar
Spyder, featuring aircraft grade aluminum, carbon fiber, and
thinner-walled chromoly steel to keep the airframe light.
The e-Spyder has a 30-foot wingspan, a
gross weight of 253 pounds, cruises at 50 mph, and stalls at 24 mph.
The first test flights were made in
mid-July, and Tom Peghiny, president of Flightstar, described it as the
"best flying Flightstar I've flown."
For more information, visit www.Fly-Flightstar.com.