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 2 (2013+)
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