The E-Gull

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emotofreak   10 mW

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The E-Gull

Post by emotofreak » Feb 25 2019 12:06am

I've been wanting to share info about this project with the group, but I wanted it to fly first. This is my new plane the E-Gull! A conversion of the awesome ThunderGull combined with a Zero Motorcycles powerplant. It flies even better than I hoped!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EfOvA4ROpU

SlowCo   100 kW

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Post by SlowCo » Feb 25 2019 4:39pm

Very impressive! :thumb:
If you have photo's from the build, please post them here also.

What battery are you using, from the Zero of something else? And what is your flight time/range?

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Post by Hillhater » Feb 25 2019 5:04pm

I am no pilot or aircraft expert, ..but that looked to be a very impressive take off and climb out for a light aircraft.
Well done !
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Post by helno » Feb 25 2019 5:38pm

I was always impressed by this setup at Oshkosh.

Outperforms just bout everything on the field. It is unfortunate that Zero's lawyers made it difficult for the designer to offer it as a ready to go kit.

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Re: The E-Gull

Post by Grantmac » Feb 25 2019 7:50pm

What is your cruise wattage?

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Post by liveforphysics » Feb 26 2019 1:15am

So excited to see it flying Gabe! Winning life!!
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Post by grindz145 » Feb 26 2019 4:23pm

So sick! I would love to hear stats on power as well. Well done!

emotofreak   10 mW

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Post by emotofreak » Mar 17 2019 12:02am

Latest flights from today, more vids on my youtube.


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Post by electraflyit » Apr 18 2019 6:49am

Was that 400amps at about 100v? IF so 40kw max and about 10kw for cruise.
So it looks like your 25min flight took about 5 to 6 kw.
What battery capacity do you have.?
Looks and sounds great.
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Post by fechter » Apr 18 2019 8:40am

Awesome! That has a pretty good rate of climb.
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Re: The E-Gull

Post by cricketo » May 12 2019 12:30am

emotofreak wrote:
Feb 25 2019 12:06am
I've been wanting to share info about this project with the group, but I wanted it to fly first. This is my new plane the E-Gull! A conversion of the awesome ThunderGull combined with a Zero Motorcycles powerplant. It flies even better than I hoped!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EfOvA4ROpU
Just saw an E-Gull at Twin Oaks Air Park in Oregon. I assume that's a different one ?

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Re: The E-Gull

Post by GeriatricGeoffrey » Jun 23 2019 9:17pm

amazing!

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