A Hybrid Electric High Performance Amphibious Aircraft
"We’re solving the age old challenge of creating an amphibious aircraft with high performance"
Since the dawn of aviation it has been the dream of so many pilots, to utilize water, but still be able to sustain long range and high speeds at low fuel consumption. This has never been solved for multiple reasons. Heavy bulky engines on
pylons, tails or behind the cabin increases drag, and the typical necessary support geometries for the water
handling ad to the problem...
The P2 Xcursion solves this through 4 independent important factors
The Floatwing removes the need for external high drag support geometries, and provides high stability.
03. ELECTRIC MOTOR
The Electric motor gives us smooth aerodynamics, and lower weight at the same time we get all the bulk and weight down in the hull for optimized stability in water.
02. MERGED HULL GEOMETRY
The fuselage has an aerodynamic forward geometry merged with the boat hull further back for minimizing drag on the boat hull section.
04. LAMINAR FLOW
Drag is kept low over all with a laminar flow fuselage, canopy and airfoils.
Perfect balance between utility and performance
Space is key, and the P2 Xcursion was designed with people in mind. Therefore it has a large cockpit and cabin to provide ample opportunities for the occupants to bring what is needed to explore the places you want to go.
Bring bicycles, skis, mountain gear in the
first true personal "SUV" light aircraft.
We're looking for 10 expert builders to take part in our Beta-Builder program. Download the info pamphlet here, and send us an application if this is something you'd like to take part in. The Beta-builders will be selected by the beginning of 2018.
Powerful Hybrid Electric Propulsion
The novel hybrid propulsion system (EHPS) provides range, fuel efficiency and redundancy with all the benefits of electric power. With a well designed control management system, the total pilot workload is reduced and higher levels of security are reached.
Open and simplified cockpit solution
Simplification and demystification of the flying experience has been one of our main goals. Therefore the small simple console contains what you need to get the job done in a minimized fashion, to keep your focus where its shoud be; on the outside of the aircraft.
The large canopy gives an unprecedented field of view and allows for you to really feel that you are in fact flying.
The rudder FBW and nose gear DBW, are both experimental technologies, that we believe may make it simpler for the prospective owner and pilot to learn how to fly. No more hand and foot coordination, here you can put your feet up high and use your hands only for all control inputs.
Note: All specs are subject to revisions as we carry out our test flights
TYPE: EQUATOR P2 XCURSION (EQP2)
VERSION: P.O.C PROTOTYPE
SERIAL NR. P2MK2V4 001 - EXPERIMENTAL
Simple Interface and Control
Optimal on water handling and operation
A special feature when in water, the M97 electric engine is reversed when you pull the throttle all the way back and actuate the wheel brakes. You can brake and reverse the plane aerodynamically in water, a dream for any seaplane pilot.
A sea rudder is embedded in the rudder itself and when deployed ads control capability.
The air lubrication system is an experimental system designed to lower drag when taking off from water. Air is pumped through tiny holes in the hull and reduces friction.
The canopy is moved all the way back to ensure you really feel like you are in a boat on water, exiting and entering the aircraft over the nose or sides, like you would in any small leisure boat.
DETAILS - (Flight related data is theoretical, and are subject to change as we progress with test flights)
USEFUL LOAD (dry): 240kg
MAX CRUISE: 130KTS
ECONOMIC CRUISE: 118 KTS (20l/h)
STALL: 48KTS / 52KTS w/o FLAPS
RANGE: 845NM / 1565km
MATERIAL: CARBON / KEVLAR COMPOSITE
AVIONICS: MGL iEFIS with remote transponder and radio
PROPELLER: DUC Flash, with custom DUC hub and spinner
ENGINE: ENGIRO M97 Electric (97 kW water cooled, 32 kgs)
GENERATOR: ENGIRO G60 (60kW, water cooled, 15kgs)
ICE: WST KKM 352 Wankel (57kW) Multi Diesel (45kgs)
Controller: Sevcon size 8 (2pcs, 8kgs per controller, water cooled)
Boost Battery: Custom LiIon pack (6kWh) 32kgs
Test Battery: LiPo pack (18kWh) (separate BMS), 100kgs
EMS: Sevcon & Equator Aircraft custom screen solution
Cooling: Common automotive heat exchangers 4pcs
© Equator Aircraft Norway SA // 2018