EADS E-Star 2

Updated by Bill Lofton 4/29/16

E-Star 2 2014

Courtesy of CNET
 

The E-Star is a proof-of-concept series hybrid electric conversion of a Diamond Aircraft HK36 Super Dimona motorglider, with a rotary internal combustion engine (ICE)-based generator set as range extender (RE) to augment electrical power from the battery pack.

Development of the EADS E-Star was preceded by a similar effort by Boeing, wherein an HK36 was converted to the Boeing FC demonstrator series hybrid electric airplane with a hydrogen fuel cell system as range extender.
 

E-Star Background

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E-Star (2011)

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E-Star 2 (2013+)

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E-Star and E-Star 2 Commonalities

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E-Star 2 Propeller

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E-Star (2011) Press, Other Info, and Videos

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E-Star 2 (2013+) Press, Other Info, and Videos

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Siemens e-Car Traction Motors Press and Other Info

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