I think OpenPPG should advertise for packages for converting trikes using the SP140. The thrust specs are good enough for small trikes. Things you would need to add is a throttle option for cross control tube and possible an option for mount 2 bat packs for paralleling as trikes can carry more weigh.
I know I will be looking into it once my Training with my Solo’s are completed.
Aerolite 103 now has an E option:
3 bat option (45min) $11,850
So Open PPG system very competitive.
General Info on the Propulsion System:
The standard system uses a sensorless brushless PMAC (Permanent Magnet Alternating Current) motor, an advanced motor controller with temp sensing and configurable displays, and ruggedized batteries with BMS. It offers ~20kW continuous and up to 25kW peak power and 5.2kWh of energy. The entire drive system weighs about 30 lbs. Each battery weighs just under 36 lbs. If you use 2 batteries the complete system (controller, cables, and throttle) weighs 101 pounds. With 3 batteries the complete system is 137 pounds and with 4 batteries it is 173 pounds.
The motor is designed for a maximum of 2000 RPM’s. Maximum continuous power is ~15kW and maximum peak power is >25kW. Voltage is 72 Volts DC nominal.
The controller has a continuous power rating of ~25kW and a peak power rating of ~30kW. Controller voltage is 72 Volts DC nominal. The controller has over and under voltage protections as well as motor and controller thermal limit protections. The controller can also be connected to a display or app to view EFIS type information.
Each battery uses a total of 240 Samsung 30Q cells. These are configured in 20 cells in series to get the 72v and then 12 series strings in parallel to achieve the desired capacity. The battery is managed by a BMS with over and under voltage and temperature limits. The battery is fully potted in a weatherproof poly-urea compound which makes it extremely tough and durable. These batteries should provide more than 500 cycles at >80% original capacity in normal flight profiles.
Batteries: 20s x 12p
Voltage: 20s (72VDC nominal)
Weight: 36 lbs.
Size: 5.75” x 5.75” x 13”