SKYSPARK

Technical Specifications
Name : SkySpark
Family : Ultralight
Manufacturer : Ipi Aviation / DG Sky
Nation : Italy
Production Year : 2009
Dimensions
Length : 6.25 m
Span : 7.75 m
Height : 2.25 m
Wing Area : 10.00 m²
Weights
Empty : 225 kg
Maximum Take-off :  530 kg
Engines
1 Brushless Electric Engine SKP-VAL2
75 kVA
Performances
Maximum Speed : 285 km/h
Cruising Speed : 225 km/h
Range : 35 min
History

The SkySpark is an experimental ultralight aircraft, developed in 2007 by the Italian Company DigiSky in cooperation with Alpi Aviation. It is a technological project by astronaut Maurizio Cheli, founder with Paolo Pari of DigiSky, that aimed at the construction of an electric eco-friendly aircraft capitalizing on the experience of previous project, HySky, which had already tested electric aircraft propulsion with combustion cells, whose first prototype reached an altitude of over 5000 meters with 1 kWh cells. Promoted by the Aerospace Engineering Department of Turin Politecnico University, the project was developed by DigiSky using the airframe of an existing aircraft. The choice was a Pioneer 300, made available by Alpi Aviation, an aircraft with wooden frame, composite skins, light and easily adaptable to the experimentation of new devices. After a first experimental flight on June 10th 2009, on June 12th SkySpark conquered the World Speed and Duration record for its category on an 8 miles course, completed at over 250 km/h max Speed. SkySpark is a single-engine, single-seat, monoplane with low wing, powered by a brushless electric engine, initially with a lithium-ion-polymeric cell battery of 7,5 kWh. In the second phase, the project required the replacement of the batteries with hydrogen combustion cells PEM of 60 kWh. SkySpark has been lent to Volandia by DigiSky in 2015

kids & family
Simulator area
Pic-Nic Area

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