Pipistrel Taurus G4: on Creation and Evolution of the Winning Aeroplane of NASA Green Flight Challenge 2011

@article{Tomazic2011PipistrelTG,
  title={Pipistrel Taurus G4: on Creation and Evolution of the Winning Aeroplane of NASA Green Flight Challenge 2011},
  author={T. Tomazic and Vid Plevnik and G. Veble and J. Toma{\vz}i{\vc} and Franc Popit and Sa{\vs}a Kolar and Radivoj Kikelj and J. W. Langelaan and Kirk Miles},
  journal={Strojniski Vestnik-journal of Mechanical Engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={57},
  pages={869-878}
}
The paper presents the journey of the Pipistrel’s Taurus G4, the World’s first four-seat electric aeroplane and winner of the NASA Green Flight Challenge 2011, sponsored by Google, from idea to completion of competition. At the beginning, the race event and qualification requirements are presented. The selection of the aeroplane’s configuration and sizing is discussed, and emphasis given to the unique twin-fuselage configuration. Next, the architecture of the electrical systems on board the… Expand
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