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Old 30th Nov 2022, 15:00
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Airbus DisruptionLab unveiled







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Does anyone know what core engine is being used for the "fully parallel hybrid propulsion system"?
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And itís flown last week for first time.

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicop...NuAqFHK-wrS4us


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So is the EC120 resurrected? its a pretty airframe with some fresh new tech. is the fenestron electric? (big 3 phase orange cables)

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Very much turbine exhaust fumes coming out of the last picture underneath the fuselage. Thought it was going to be electric?
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Originally Posted by Kulwin Park View Post
Very much turbine exhaust fumes coming out of the last picture underneath the fuselage. Thought it was going to be electric?
From link in #1

Additionally, the DisruptiveLab is fitted with a parallel hybrid-electric drive system which is capable of recharging the batteries during in flight.

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Don't have URL postings privileges, check out Vertical Mag for an update and post a link, Thanks.
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Here you go, Five Blades:
https://verticalmag.com/news/airbus-...test-campaign/
Finally, the aircraft has been built for hybridization — which has the potential to provide a reduction of 10 percent in fuel burn.

The motor will allow “reversable hybridization” said Krysinski. Much like the electric motor in a hybrid car, it will be capable of being charged through a plug-in port or by the turbine engine during some flight conditions. In other flight conditions, energy can be taken from the electric motor and put into the powertrain.

The 250 kW motor will be capable of powering the rotors for three minutes in horizontal flight, said Krysinski. But while safety is clearly one benefit in case of engine loss, he said there the use of the electric motor “opens the doors to many subjects” — such as perhaps the potential to enter urban areas with a single-engine aircraft.
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How much useful load that is going to cost? That amount of batteries can't be light.
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How much useful load that is going to cost? That amount of batteries can't be light.
I twin engine is not light either compared to a single engine. That is especially true for light weight helicopters.

Real value if the potential to enter urban areas with a single-engine aircraft exist.

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I twin engine is not light either compared to a single engine. That is especially true for light weight helicopters.

Real value if the potential to enter urban areas with a single-engine aircraft exist.
Ariel 2E engine dry weight is about 110 kgs. 250 kW brushless motor is around 50 kgs. With batteries, it's about the same if not more.
Difference is that that second engine can keep you aloft for a lot more than 3 minutes.
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