Wright Weport October 2017
Welcome to the Wright Weport for October 2017.
- Gift: Send your mailing address for a Wright Holiday Gift
- Why Wright: Lower emissions, lower costs
- Technical: Test stand spinning
- In the news: Oil prices rise, EViation wins WSJ prize, Batteries optimize
- Past weports: here
It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for the 3rd annual Wright Holiday Gift! Add your address to this form (even if you’ve done so in previous years), and we’ll send you a fantastic Wright gift. Note: USA only – but if you’re abroad, send your address anyway and we’ll try to send you something, too.
- Lower emissions: Electric planes have the potential to reduce personal emissions by up to 75%
- Lower costs: Electric planes should have lower fuel costs and lower maintenance costs
Our test stand is spinning! It is the entire powertrain, battery system, and cooling system for a small electric aircraft, arranged on a steel rack for static thrust and reliability testing.
Photo of test stand:
The stand was designed and built by our absolutely brilliant teammate, Chip Yates.
Next we’ll begin using this test stand for reliability testing, plus evaluating motors and batteries. We’re excited.
If anyone’s interested in collaborating to gather data, please feel free to reach out – we’d love for the test stand to be a resource for the electric aviation community.
In the News
- Oil prices rise: Are the Days of Low Oil Prices Receding?
- Key takeaway: Electric transportation looks better as oil prices rise
- EViation wins WSJ prize: Eviation, Electric-Plane Startup, Is WSJ D.Live Audience Favorite
- Key takeaway: Electric aviation is on the front lines!
- Batteries optimize: Solid-state battery for Samsung Galaxy likely in years
- Key takeaway: Helps enable next-generation concepts like Luke Workman’s axial stack wings
Thanks to Barry, Theresa, Jenn, Tze, Brian, Grandma, Mary, Hart, Marshall, Joe, Neal, Peter, Sarah, Val, Tony, Jon, Tarik, Adam, Nabil, Shaun, Irina, Jason, Aaron, Buck, Stonly, Jacqui, Fred, Scott, Ralph, Ben, Jose, Kate, Jeremie, Noam, Matt, Mike, Jared, Gustaf, Brian, Karthik, Matt, Daniel, Amy, Chip, Randy, Andy, Ben, Ike, Doug, Mark, Joe, Jason, Mike, Brad, Dan, Paul, Anna, Chris, Emil, Meridith, Sarah, and everyone else who helped out and/or sent over words of encouragement.
And happy Halloween!
Jeff and Aaron
PS: Wright song of the month: Michael Jackson – Thriller