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eV-Twin Electric


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Downloads: 525
Uploaded by: Mark Moore
File size: 504 kilobytes
VSP Version: 2.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 129
Manufacuter Georgia Tech / Navy Research Lab
Model eV-Twin
Units Feet
Description Design concept based on the Navy Research Lab 'Ion Dasch' concept by Rich Foch/Aurora as a electric fuel cell technology demonstrator. This variant removes the large hydrogen tank, and uses that volume for 2 additional passengers, as well as eliminating the strakes where the fuel cells were located. The key benefit of this concept is the elimination of scrubbing drag from the fuselage by moving the electric motors to the tails, as well as the two propellers now able to be larger, for increased mass flow. The propeller efficiency improvement is significant - however, a having a blown tail is non-optimal in other ways. Read the Hanger Rash Blog article about Radical vs Incremental Design Changes for more details and slide sets.
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Model Suitability
  • 1 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
  • 1 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 1 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
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  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 1 - Weight and balance
  • 3 - Structures
Tags general aviation , airplane , electric , georgia tech , twin engine

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Comments

kmelikov (July 22, 2013 at 19:52):

What is the NeutralPoint component for?


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