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Pipistrel Velis Electro

Maximum Range

50 mins

Maximum Cruise Speed

98 kcas

Useful Load

378 lb

Max Altitude

12, 000 ft

Electric is now

Arriving from the future the Velis Electro is the greenest way of learning to fly! Pipistrel are pioneers in alternative propulsion and our electric journey started in 2007 with the world’s first 2 seat electric aircraft the Taurus Electro. Today the Velis Electro is the first ever type certified electric powered aircraft, fully approved for pilot training in Day VFR operations in more than 30 countries worldwide. Ease of operation with an intuitive powertrain and impressive ergonomics come as standard. Velis Electro is optimized for pilot training as part of the Velis family of aircraft with demonstrated levels of safety built on over 15 years of Pipistrel expertise in electric flight.

Interior

Clean and quiet

The Velis Electro produces zero emissions during operation and with noise levels of only 60dBa is ultra-quiet both on the inside and outside. A revolution in sustainable flight, a game changer for ease of operation is not easy. You no longer have to dream about the future of sustainable flight, it is here and the Velis Electro has set the standard for electric flight.

Innovation & Safety

The Velis Electro was designed to be simple to operate and maintain with no compromising safety. Power comes from Pipistrel’s own type certified electric engine the E-811 producing 57.6kW from a 345 VDC electric system and in house developed dual battery system. This revolutionary powertrain is entirely liquid cooled, can be charged through the on board charging port with an external charger and has demonstrated levels of safety equivalent or higher than conventionally powered aircraft.

Why Velis Electro

Safety as a Standard

  • Revolutionary, game changing ease of operation and the most sustainable way to fly producing zero emissions during flight.
  • Quiet on the inside and outside. At just 60dBa the Velis Electro is noise friendly bringing flight closer to noise sensitive urban areas.
  • Low cost of operation with no fuel costs and low maintenance costs. The Velis Electro is both environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Velis Electro

Description

VELIS ELECTRO: Arriving from the future, EASA type-certified now

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Velis Electro is world’s first electric powered airplane to receive a Type Certificate (EASA.A.573 TCDS). The two-seater, intended primarily for pilot training, is a game-changing aircraft in terms of technological innovations and cost-efficiency. Velis Electro can be operated commercially and is fully approved for pilot training as well as other operations. With its quietness, Velis Electro can bring flight training much closer to urban areas without adversely affecting communities’ quality of life.

 

Quiet and clean

Featuring noise levels of only 60 dBa, Velis Electro is considerably quieter than other aeroplanes and produces no combustion gases at all. Its revolutionary powertrain is entirely liquid-cooled, including the batteries, and demonstrated the ability to withstand faults, battery thermal runaway events, and crash loads as part of the certification process. Velis Electro can operate in cold, hot and rain.

Conceived to be a fundamental member of the Velis Training System, the Velis Electro was designed to be simple to operate and maintain, without compromising safety. Employing the Pipistrel’s type certified electric engine, the Velis Electro delivers power instantly and without hesitation – using a simplified user interface in a cockpit that maintains the same look-and-feel of its conventionally powered siblings. The reduced number of moving parts dramatically decreases maintenance costs and the risk of malfunctions is further minimized thanks to its built-in continuous health-monitoring system. This enhanced reliability allows the Velis Electro to have more than double the lifespan of powertrain elements in comparison to the previous generation of electric airplanes.

 

Safety

As part of the Type Certification, Pipistrel demonstrated that Velis Electro achieves the highest levels of safety, even surpassing those required for conventionally powered aircraft.

Velis Electro is a full-electric derivative of the proven Virus SW 121, which is already type certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (TC No EASA.A.573). It is equipped with a Pipistrel type certified electric engine E-811-268MVLC (TC No. EASA.E.234), developed with partners EMRAX and EMSISO, and Pipistrel’s three-bladed composite fixed pitch propeller P-812-164-F3A. The 57.6kW liquid cooled electric engine provides power to the aircraft.

The power is delivered by 345 VDC electric system built around a liquid-cooled in-house developed high performance battery system, which includes two Pipistrel PB345V124E-L batteries connected in parallel, installed in a redundant 2-unit arrangement, total nominal capacity 24.8 kWh. Crashworthy, thermal runaway inhibiting, HIRF/EMI tolerant.

One battery pack is located in the nose of the airplane and the second behind the cabin. This ensures redundancy of the power source: in case of battery failure, the malfunctioning battery would get automatically disconnected from the system. A single battery is capable of standalone operation and has enough power capability to support climbing and continuation of flight.

 

The liquid-cooling system consists of a radiator and two electrically driven pumps installed in series, located behind the rear battery pack. An air inlet for the radiator is located on left side of the fuselage, and the warm air leaves the fuselage at the bottom. Two high power axial fans are installed behind the radiator in order to allow battery cooling during charging. The fans are automatically controlled and monitored by the BMS for seamless operation.

Batteries can be charged via an onboard charging port using a Pipistrel electric charger. The whole operation is overseen by the Main computer, which displays the status of all systems on the Pipistrel EPSI 570C.

 

The 5.7 inch LCD EPSI 570C cockpit display is main source of information to the pilot about the operational state of the electric propulsion system in the aircraft, using intuitive graphics to display all relevant parameters. EPSI 570C is also used as the gateway for system software updates.

Unlike a start-up procedure of a conventionally powered airplane, the Velis Electro is powered-up by four switches and requires no warm-up time before take-off. This paradigm shift coupled with unprecedented quietness both inside the cockpit as well as from the outside, the Velis Electro truly is a game-changing aircraft to revolutionise your organisation and empower a new generation of aviators.

Dimensions
Length 6.47 m (21.3 ft)
Wingspan 10.71 m (35.1 ft)
Height 1.90 m (6.23 ft)
Wing Area 9.51 m2 (102.4 sqft)
Positive Flaps 0° (0), 8° (+1), 19° (+2)
Centre of Gravity

24% – 32.4% MAC

Weights
Design Empty Weight – With Batteries 428 kg (941 lb)
Maximum Take off Weight 600 kg (1323 lb)
Payload Weight 172 kg (378 lb)
Performance

Data published for 600 kg MTOW (1.323 lbs). All speeds in Knots

stall speed with flaps 45 kcas (83 km/h)
stall speed without flaps 51 kcas (94 km/h)
cruising speed (at 35 kW) 90 kcas (166 km/h)
maximum horizontal speed at sea level 98 kcas (181 km/h)
never exceed speed, VNE 108 kcas,  (200 km/h)
max speed with flaps (+2), VFE 65 kias, (120 km/h)
manoeuvring speed 100 kias (185 km/h)
Best Climb Speed 75 kias, (138 km/h)
Max Climb Rate 3.3 m/s (647 ft/min)
best glide ratio speed 64 kias, (118 km/h)
best glide ratio 15:1
takeoff run – grass/asphalt 246/241 m (807/791 ft)
takeoff over 50′ obstacle – grass/asphalt 453/409 m (1,486/1,342 ft)
service ceiling 3,660 m (12,000 ft)
endurance up to 50 minutes (plus VFR reserve)
Max Load Factor Permitted @ (1.875) +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested Minimum 1.875

Note: Data is for ISA sea-level conditions. Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

Powerplant
Manufacturer Pipistrel
Egine-Model E-811
Max Take-off power 57.6 kW MTOP
Propeller Manufacturer Pipistrel
Description Pipistrel P-812-164-F3A Certified fixed-pitch composite three-blade, 1.64 m diameter

Pipistrel Velis Electro

Maximum Range

50 min

Maximum Cruise Speed

98 kcas

Maximum Occupants

2

Useful Load

378 lb

Maximum Altitude

12, 000 ft

Electric is now

Arriving from the future the Velis Electro is the greenest way of learning to fly! Pipistrel are pioneers in alternative propulsion and our electric journey started in 2007 with the world’s first 2 seat electric aircraft the Taurus Electro. Today the Velis Electro is the first ever type certified electric powered aircraft, fully approved for pilot training in Day VFR operations in more than 30 countries worldwide. Ease of operation with an intuitive powertrain and impressive ergonomics come as standard. Velis Electro is optimized for pilot training as part of the Velis family of aircraft with demonstrated levels of safety built on over 15 years of Pipistrel expertise in electric flight.

Interior

Clean and quiet

The Velis Electro produces zero emissions during operation and with noise levels of only 60dBa is ultra-quiet both on the inside and outside. A revolution in sustainable flight, a game changer for ease of operation is not easy. You no longer have to dream about the future of sustainable flight, it is here and the Velis Electro has set the standard for electric flight.

Innovation & Safety

The Velis Electro was designed to be simple to operate and maintain with no compromising safety. Power comes from Pipistrel’s own type certified electric engine the E-811 producing 57.6kW from a 345 VDC electric system and in house developed dual battery system. This revolutionary powertrain is entirely liquid cooled, can be charged through the on board charging port with an external charger and has demonstrated levels of safety equivalent or higher than conventionally powered aircraft.

Why Velis Club

Safety as Standard

  • Revolutionary, game changing ease of operation and the most sustainable way to fly producing zero emissions during flight.
  • Quiet on the inside and outside. At just 60dBa the Velis Electro is noise friendly bringing flight closer to noise sensitive urban areas.
  • Low cost of operation with no fuel costs and low maintenance costs. The Velis Electro is both environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Velis Electro

Description

VELIS ELECTRO: Arriving from the future, EASA type-certified now

Download Brochure

Velis Electro is world’s first electric powered airplane to receive a Type Certificate (EASA.A.573 TCDS). The two-seater, intended primarily for pilot training, is a game-changing aircraft in terms of technological innovations and cost-efficiency. Velis Electro can be operated commercially and is fully approved for pilot training as well as other operations. With its quietness, Velis Electro can bring flight training much closer to urban areas without adversely affecting communities’ quality of life.

 

Quiet and clean

Featuring noise levels of only 60 dBa, Velis Electro is considerably quieter than other aeroplanes and produces no combustion gases at all. Its revolutionary powertrain is entirely liquid-cooled, including the batteries, and demonstrated the ability to withstand faults, battery thermal runaway events, and crash loads as part of the certification process. Velis Electro can operate in cold, hot and rain.

Conceived to be a fundamental member of the Velis Training System, the Velis Electro was designed to be simple to operate and maintain, without compromising safety. Employing the Pipistrel’s type certified electric engine, the Velis Electro delivers power instantly and without hesitation – using a simplified user interface in a cockpit that maintains the same look-and-feel of its conventionally powered siblings. The reduced number of moving parts dramatically decreases maintenance costs and the risk of malfunctions is further minimized thanks to its built-in continuous health-monitoring system. This enhanced reliability allows the Velis Electro to have more than double the lifespan of powertrain elements in comparison to the previous generation of electric airplanes.

 

Safety

As part of the Type Certification, Pipistrel demonstrated that Velis Electro achieves the highest levels of safety, even surpassing those required for conventionally powered aircraft.

Velis Electro is a full-electric derivative of the proven Virus SW 121, which is already type certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (TC No EASA.A.573). It is equipped with a Pipistrel type certified electric engine E-811-268MVLC (TC No. EASA.E.234), developed with partners EMRAX and EMSISO, and Pipistrel’s three-bladed composite fixed pitch propeller P-812-164-F3A. The 57.6kW liquid cooled electric engine provides power to the aircraft.

The power is delivered by 345 VDC electric system built around a liquid-cooled in-house developed high performance battery system, which includes two Pipistrel PB345V124E-L batteries connected in parallel, installed in a redundant 2-unit arrangement, total nominal capacity 24.8 kWh. Crashworthy, thermal runaway inhibiting, HIRF/EMI tolerant.

One battery pack is located in the nose of the airplane and the second behind the cabin. This ensures redundancy of the power source: in case of battery failure, the malfunctioning battery would get automatically disconnected from the system. A single battery is capable of standalone operation and has enough power capability to support climbing and continuation of flight.

 

The liquid-cooling system consists of a radiator and two electrically driven pumps installed in series, located behind the rear battery pack. An air inlet for the radiator is located on left side of the fuselage, and the warm air leaves the fuselage at the bottom. Two high power axial fans are installed behind the radiator in order to allow battery cooling during charging. The fans are automatically controlled and monitored by the BMS for seamless operation.

Batteries can be charged via an onboard charging port using a Pipistrel electric charger. The whole operation is overseen by the Main computer, which displays the status of all systems on the Pipistrel EPSI 570C.

 

The 5.7 inch LCD EPSI 570C cockpit display is main source of information to the pilot about the operational state of the electric propulsion system in the aircraft, using intuitive graphics to display all relevant parameters. EPSI 570C is also used as the gateway for system software updates.

Unlike a start-up procedure of a conventionally powered airplane, the Velis Electro is powered-up by four switches and requires no warm-up time before take-off. This paradigm shift coupled with unprecedented quietness both inside the cockpit as well as from the outside, the Velis Electro truly is a game-changing aircraft to revolutionise your organisation and empower a new generation of aviators.

Dimensions
Length 6.47 m (21.3 ft)
Wingspan 10.71 m (35.1 ft)
Height 1.90 m (6.23 ft)
Wing Area 9.51 m2 (102.4 sqft)
Positive Flaps 0° (0), 8° (+1), 19° (+2)
Centre of Gravity

24% – 32.4% MAC

Weights
Design Empty Weight – With Batteries 428 kg (941 lb)
Maximum Take off Weight 600 kg (1323 lb)
Payload Weight 172 kg (378 lb)
Performance

Data published for 600 kg MTOW (1.323 lbs). All speeds in Knots

stall speed with flaps 45 kcas (83 km/h)
stall speed without flaps 51 kcas (94 km/h)
cruising speed (at 35 kW) 90 kcas (166 km/h)
maximum horizontal speed at sea level 98 kcas (181 km/h)
never exceed speed, VNE 108 kcas,  (200 km/h)
max speed with flaps (+2), VFE 65 kias, (120 km/h)
manoeuvring speed 100 kias (185 km/h)
Best Climb Speed 75 kias, (138 km/h)
Max Climb Rate 3.3 m/s (647 ft/min)
best glide ratio speed 64 kias, (118 km/h)
best glide ratio 15:1
takeoff run – grass/asphalt 246/241 m (807/791 ft)
takeoff over 50′ obstacle – grass/asphalt 453/409 m (1,486/1,342 ft)
service ceiling 3,660 m (12,000 ft)
endurance up to 50 minutes (plus VFR reserve)
Max Load Factor Permitted @ (1.875) +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested Minimum 1.875

Note: Data is for ISA sea-level conditions. Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

Powerplant
Manufacturer Pipistrel
Egine-Model E-811
Max Take-off power 57.6 kW MTOP
Propeller Manufacturer Pipistrel
Description Pipistrel P-812-164-F3A Certified fixed-pitch composite three-blade, 1.64 m diameter
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