I currently own 2 motors. An ICE - Kangook with a PAP125 on it and OpenPPG.
I hate ICE motors. Dirty, noisy, smelly beasts that have no place in this world. However they still have one better aspect then electric – range!
With me still needing to complete my Canadian certification - I will need to do about 4hr 45m in flight time and 29 more take offs and landings. My understanding is wing goes completely to the ground to make this a fact! Might get away with a few touch and goes with my new instructor. With Electric at least I dont have to worry about idle time
So with the above tasks to complete – should I keep my ICE until that is completed. I could probably complete them on 2 tanks of fuel.
If I go just electric and try to make it work - say I even have 16 bats - i have 8 now and order 8 more. Doing 4 bats foot launching gives a 25 mins at best case - 20 safe side doing harder climbs acceleration…correct? So apprx 1hr 40 best or 1hr 20min safe. I have not figured out my charge time on 4 bats on my current charger – if I have 2 charges I might get 4 bats charged in time by the time I go through 3 sets bats(non balance charge)… maybe?
I had only wanted to get another 4 bats to try and get an an hour of trike flying - would rather spend money on a new wing.
All thoughts welcomed.