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Electric ?

#1 Post by OFSO » Sun Aug 20, 2023 6:48 pm

Sitting on our terrace watching dusk approach, whoosh of air from overhead - a couple of hundred feet above us
a small aircraft about the size of a 152, completely silent. Watched it go out over the Bay, turn parallel with Empuriabrava drop zone strip, descending, disappeared from our view.
Nothing on FR24 so no transponder.
Any small electric aircraft out there?

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Re: Electric ?

#2 Post by jimtherev » Sun Aug 20, 2023 10:16 pm

UFO using maskirova?

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#3 Post by CharlieOneSix » Mon Aug 21, 2023 5:39 pm

A Pipistrel Velis Electro perhaps? It might be EC-NYP which is based at Barcelona-Sabadell (LELL) Aero Club.

https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/prod ... s-electro/
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#4 Post by tango15 » Mon Aug 21, 2023 6:36 pm

There were a couple of them at Old Buckenham recently. I didn't see them fly, but they were on the list to do so. They apparently get about a bit - one of them had been to Kenya apparently.

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#5 Post by OneHungLow » Wed Aug 30, 2023 4:48 am

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2023 5:39 pm
A Pipistrel Velis Electro perhaps? It might be EC-NYP which is based at Barcelona-Sabadell (LELL) Aero Club.

https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/prod ... s-electro/

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