Roger Wielgus
650.000 $ for a single piston engine and fixed gear. They are becoming crazy. The future is not that. CESSNA takes the same way as KODAK, for sure. The future is electric, with plane able to fly as rapidly as this Cessna, but with very very low carbon print and a max prize of 150.000 $. That's the future. 150.000$ - 150 knots - FL 150 - and no burned FUEL!!! General aviation needs a rebirth. Single Piston Engine are Not Part of that Rebirth.
I used to live in Corvallis! Seems like a nice set up, I saw one of the older TT's last year but this seems like a very good upgrade and the speed is fantastic! The price is a bit over the top, will be curios to see if they can sell any?
It might be close to $15)k, but the batteries are going to need replacing more than the motor will. How expensive is the battery pack?
I know the one of the supecars is $120,000 but you need to replace the battery pack every three years at $40,000.
Adding to that, you must not have read closely as this airplane will do well over 200knots. It's pricey, but so are Corvettes and Porsches.
Fretting Freddy the Ferret pressing the Fret
Too bad it's only a single-seater.
Tell me, Roger Wielgus. How is the electricity for your batteries generated? That's right, by burning fossil fuels. The carbon footprint is going to be lower since power plants are more efficient, but it's definitely not "very little". Combine that with the sheer weight of such a battery pack and the in sustainability of building one (it's more about replacing every existing motor with current technology) in the first place, and it turns out it isn't that good of an idea actually.
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What? It's a six cylinder engine. It's extremely rare to find single piston engines outside of walk-behind lawn mowers or other lawn care equipment. Scooters, perhaps. Also you can get much more range per unit of weight using aviation fuel than you can with any current battery system.
Dennis Roberts
@Roger Wielgus; In the future I hope all your dreams come true. Do you think that Cessna is is capable of building your electric dream airplane?
Paul Smith
Fretting, where did oyu read that it is a single seater? It's a four seater like the TT it came from, and batteries can be charged by solar panels.
Antony Stewart
the price sounds like nonsense, you can buy 10 porsches, a boeing with jacuzzi and gold platings, 4 migs, and some pretty good yachts for that price. what makes it so special? the company is not selling many?
Roger Wielgus
Waouh. It would to complicated to answer every question.
1. If electricity is today generated by fossil fuels, it is not the goal of true environmental concerned people as I am. We cannot continue that way. I am an enthusiast of aviation since I was 5 years old. I passed my PPL IR license during the eighties. Now I am 60, and I stopped flying, because I consider it as a egocentric activity which is not necessary to our planet. In the same time, I dream of the rebirth of general aviation, but on a other way, and that's why I believe that Cessna executives are as stupid as were the Kodak ones.
Is this 235KIAS (Knots Indicated Airspeed) or ground speed. If it is KIAS at which pressure and altitude?