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Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jun 01 2011 7:56pm
by mauimart
An electric powered Lazair ultralight aircraft recently completed its maiden voyage. It is equipped with two Turnigy CA120-70 motors and Zippy batteries among other RC components. The full thread can be found at:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1412424

Very cool indeed.

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jun 01 2011 8:47pm
by grindz145
This is fantastically cool. I think I'm in the wrong hobby... :twisted:

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jun 01 2011 9:44pm
by neptronix
Wow.

From 1:10 models..
To 1:8 models..
To 1:5 models...

Now, they're flyin' 1:1 RC models.

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jun 01 2011 10:03pm
by boostjuice
:lol: The safest place to store your bulk lipo collection

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Are we jealous yet?

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Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight - Now with Joby Motors

Posted: Jul 20 2011 1:01am
by mauimart
The creator of this plane has switched from Turnigy to Joby motors and added some floats. Read more about it at the RC Group.
Extremely cool.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... 24&page=17


Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jul 22 2011 6:30am
by Ypedal
W.O.W !!! :shock:

Diamond status on HK ?

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jul 26 2011 6:29pm
by Bluefang
Awesome, i want his battery pack and charging solition :mrgreen:

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Dec 31 2011 1:25pm
by fergusm
I see that the pilot is using the motors for turning and that made me wonder if one motor failed what would happen. If both motors turned one propeller that might be safer. But this guy sold 1200 with 2 stroke engine so I suppose he knows what he is doing.

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Dec 31 2011 1:53pm
by Kin
Looks like he was looking at methods LVC/HV modules, according to the most recent posts around page 13 ^_^. (Says even the tiny power draw of those was too much. I'm somewhat surprised.)

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jan 23 2012 9:55am
by Lock
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... st20462910
Jan 18, 2012, 02:15 PM #494
KiloOne
Dale

2012 Update #1
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Well, after another trip across the country and back in my RV8 to visit JOBY and others in the San Francisco area, I have convinced myself that I will have a continuing supply of EIG cells and motors at a reasonable cost.

Now on to the next order of business and that is to finance the startup of this new venture.

I have done enough costing analysis to determine that the target price of a complete eLazair kit (less batteries) will be about $20,000 and a fully assembled eLazair will be about $25,000 plus batteries.

Battery pricing will be $5-6,000 for packs with about 1 hour of flight endurance and with at least 1,000 flight hours of cycle life.

So, if you want to own a new eLazair with a coveted low serial number (serial #E0001 and up are now available), you can send a deposit of $5,000 to be held in escrow until your eLazair ships.

And/0r, if you would be interested in investing money in this new venture we can talk about that too.

Either way, just Private Message me or contact me at kci at vaxxine dot com.

Dale Kramer

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jan 23 2012 10:26am
by pdf
Just flat out cool as heck. LiPo is changing transporation and recreation as we know it. Amazing stuff.

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jan 23 2012 12:33pm
by mauimart
Jan 18, 2012, 02:15 PM #494
KiloOne
Dale

2012 Update #1
--------------------------------------
Well, after another trip across the country and back in my RV8 to visit JOBY and others in the San Francisco area, I have convinced myself that I will have a continuing supply of EIG cells and motors at a reasonable cost.
I wonder if this means that EIG cells might be available to the general public at reasonable cost?????

Re: Electric Lazair Takes Flight

Posted: Jul 31 2012 1:03pm
by ron van sommeren