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HomeMade Electric Airplane

August 24, 2019

Wow! Look at all those batteries! What do you think Lucky? Oh wait your name’s Toby not lucky. So check it out look at all these batteries Previously we did fly the airplane once in another video you guys may have seen it in the past That’s well we technically “flew” the airplane, I mean it just got basically in the ground effect and flying a little bit But all you guys were like well. That’s technically not flying And you may actually be correct because uh It was really only flying within the quarter span of the wings and we were flying on older batteries But now I have the correct batteries, so now we’re going to answer the real question. can someone with just model airplane building experience albeit a lot of it build and fly a real airplane in their basement? Well. We’re about to go find out I flew the airplane it flies great, holy craps got a lot of power now I push that thing forward this thing jumps into the air this thing flies amazing Holy crap. This thing’s awesome It’s only warm. It’s not even hot I can keep my hand on that thing all day. We’re good. We’re golden About 40 miles she’s about 35 miles an hour because that thing reads five high That is friggin fun Alright, so we did the flight between half and full power I’m gonna get these batteries on charge because I need to see how much flying I’m doing with the gas tank because I do Not want to over burn on fuel. Let’s go charges these batteries back up and see what I actually did burn on that flight Well indeed it does fly so we burned about probably 7208 milliamps in each specific battery I mean the middle amps actually changed a little bit cuz of the cell’s variations and all that but they’re all very very very close so that means we burnt a little bit Under half a tank we didn’t even quite reach half a tank of the capacity of the batteries I still looked actually get a watt meter onboard and actually monitor everything like is going on the airplane right now We’re still experimenting with it, but blah blah blah. It indeed does fly. Let’s make this nice and quick I got a cheat sheet here of things I need to talk about uh. This is an ultra light So it means if you’re in the u.s. It falls into part one o three regulations meaning the airplane itself has to be slower than 55 miles an hour I think it’s 55 or 65. I don’t know but uh slower than that stall speed needs to be around 20 miles an hour Weight needs to be under 254 pounds before you put the pilot in there, but that’s completely loaded – minus the pilot of course Let’s see the motors are these turnigy 150 CC electric motors from hobby king. Huge thanks to them They made this project possible by donating those motors They actually worked kind of quite amazing for what they are because um those are model airplane motors They’re not designed to run consistently at a high power setting which I specifically used them in and they held up great They only were hot or just warm to the touch I could leave my hand on them indefinitely so that means they’re not Running past a temperature with you shouldn’t be because uh my hands aren’t on fire and burning off So big, thanks to them Thanks to a tattu for giving me a discount on batteries I spend about probably a thousand two hundred on these But they gave me half price off which is nice of them Banggood sent the charger Which I make charging these things a piece of cake. Yeah, check out this charger This is a like the I charger series. It makes charging sings pretty quick Come on I need you to move right now stay right there Let’s see the plane is smart here only constructed a foam ,carbonglass, and some wood Some aluminum – you should also check out the previous build videos. I’ll put them down linked below That’s probably worth watching because uh the project actually did fly I didn’t start a project and didn’t finish it this actually completely Uh is finished now. the painting we will probably paint the plane later on in the spring of next year and this is probably the last video seen on this airplane for a while because uh Well, it’s a little saturated. Let’s move on to some other stuff, so huge Thanks to people that made this possible Thanks to my friend Erik Monroe for coming out and shooting some of the video of the day we were flying this thing Thanks to Dewey Devonport. He’s the guy that has the the owns the property he does by plane rides Huge thanks to people on patreon you guys all made as possible without you guys I probably would would definitely be short changing some of the parts I used all aircraft grade hardware in this thing and everything is built very Safely if I could say that at least everything That is a critical to flight like you know I put some tape on. Look at my pitot tube That’s just taped on that’s totally ghetto on flight worthy things, but if that tape comes off. It’s not gonna You know cause the airplane to crash But having cheap bolts break such as like in the wing bolts That will definitely cause a crash or having control cables break and stuff like that uh Also with the GoFundMe for the parachute I did acquire our BRS, but that BRS is too heavy So I’m going to probably sell that and get the right one for this airplane That one’s actually made for the airplanes on the next size category up So that is way overkill and and I’m just lugging around dead weight Which ultimately works against me because it makes the plane more unsafe by carrying a too heavy parachute because uh Everything not flight critical I want to keep the weight off the airplane because weight hinders airplane performance at least for light airplanes So I think I have a few more clips here Oh, hey look look how big the dog is if you guys remember the dog from the beginning? Here’s Toby. He’s super big now Even though he was a munchkin in the beginning Grandma I need to take some measurements Yep It’s definitely small But uh yeah, there’s a bunch of extra clips so um man, just thank you guys cuz uh, this is quite an insane project probably one of the craziest things I’ve ever done in my life and Well, I think we’re gonna end on that note

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  1. Absolutely amazing Peter! You must be on cloud 9… Now we need to bring the paramotors down and do some flying! Keep going my friend! -Alex

  2. Electric aircraft would be the future, probably are, if, if, materials science can overcome current energy storage limitations. And the whole room temperature superconductor holy grail.

  3. The day you stop uploading will be the day we will know something happen to you😂😂😂 Just joking dont mind ok✌️✌️

  4. I 'm from India …and u are my inspiration …and it's my wish to build an aroplane ….but i need that engine setup …so can u plss provide me that engine setup plsssss

  5. Awesome. And making the fuselage out of Blue Board is a Brilliant way to cut down on weight. Congratulations. Are you taking it to Oshkosh next year???

  6. A guy in the place where i live got arrested because he built a plane such as this.even he didnt get off the ground. In a country in north africa.the charge is he didnt have the license to built it.

  7. Proud of you young man. Really i am. Too many people hating on the young generation for wasting time online, but its kids like this that change the way i see the next generation. Really well done bro

  8. WOOW! I'm amazed what this guy did with the help of his friends… Just amazing stuff and I've enjoyed It watching!!!

  9. Very , very cool!
    You need to get a production line going on out of your garage and start selling these things.
    I would buy one

  10. And to think, if the plane said "MAKE AMERICA GREAT"" on the side, YouTube's fascist algorithm would have buried this video, and we would never have seen it.

    AAHH! Nothing says freedom and innovation like the suppression of free speech 🙂

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