Aircraft maker Sonex and company AeroConversions recently unveiled an awesome little electric-powered, two seater sport aircraft called the Sonex. The small yellow prototype was announced at a press conference held by the company on Tuesday.
Sonex president John Monnett told reporters that the plane was part of its E-Flight Initiative, and that the lightweight craft took flight using proprietary electric engine technology powered by ten “safe boxes,” which contain eight Lithium-Polymer batteries each. The companies hope to extend the current flight time of 45 minutes to at least an hour by using more efficient versions of the batteries, they are also exploring alternative fuel options such as ethanol. Sonex didn’t make an indication as to when the plane would be ready for sale, however they did say that the final product will be ” less expensive than other similar sized planes.”
We look forward to seeing the Sonex electric airplane gracing the skies soon.