University announces partnership to develop world-first race aeroplane

Jeff Zaltman
Development of the first electric race aeroplane has taken a major step forward due to a partnership announced between the University of Nottingham and Air Race E this week. A new integrated ‘plug and play’ electric motor, battery and power electronics system will be designed and retrofitted into an existing petrol-powered Air Race 1 plane in workshops at the University. The prototype race aeroplane will help shape the model and rules for Air Race E, which is set to launch its inaugural race in 2020. The University is inv... For the full story register now for free or login below...