Claims to be the world smallest one seat four-engine  all-electric aerobatic airplane, Cri-Cri is a joint collaboration between Green Cri-Cri Association, Aero Composites Saintonge and EADS Innovation Works.

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Cri-Cri electric airplane has a lightweight composite structure, counter-rotating propellers and four brushless electric motors. Cri-Cri electric aircraft’s engine is producing zero CO2 emissions and less noise compared to thermal propulsion aircraft that using higher energy density lithium batteries.

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The batteries on Cri-Cri electric aircraft will be able to maintain 30 minutes of autonomous cruise flight at 110km/h or an alternative 15 minutes of autonomous aerobatics at speeds reaching up to 250 km/h. On the test flight, the Cri-Cri electric aircraft could maintain 7 minutes airborne prior landing.

“The Cri-Cri is a low-cost test bed for system integration of electrical technologies in support of projects like our hybrid propulsion concept for helicopters,” stated Jean Botti, EADS’s Chief Technical Officer. “We hope to get a lot of useful information out of this project.”

There is Tesla electric car with high electric efficiency engine, and here comes the Cri-Cri electric aircraft that capable for zero emission flying. Our dreams and hope for greener and pollution free planet is truly an exciting journey…

Who will contribute for ‘green’ industry revolution? Are you the next?

[ Source: Engadget ; Inhabitat ; EADS ; Cri-Cri ]