A group of students build a 4-seater electric aircraft – The e-Sling Project

A group of students build a 4-seater electric aircraft – The e-Sling Project

Twelve students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are currently “electrifying” the Sling TSI, a popular kitplane from south-african based manufacturer Sling Aircraft. It’s a four-seater low-wing design and will feature a 110 kW electric engine and a 50 kWh battery. The crew plans to get the E-Sling airborne in Summer 2021.

Find out more on the project here: https://e-sling.com/en/
Also find further information on how to become a patron and support the students in developing a greener general aviation:
https://e-sling.com/en/goenner/

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A huge thanks to Stefan Drury for letting me use parts of his video:

Stef is one of my favorite GA-Youtubers, he owns a Cirrus in Australia and plans to fly it around the world. Check out his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1HLA8IEqZ09_C_7u5tUjQ

Thanks as well to Mike from Mojogrip for letting me use parts of his video:

Mike actually built a Sling TSI himself and it looks awesome! He’s sharing his adventures and experiences with his Sling on his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0-1iilun-zz1oeuunbNyw
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7 Comments

  1. Jean-Michel DELVAL on August 12, 2022 at 1:48 am

    EXCELLENT PROJECT. Expecting further developmentN possibly adding some H2 Fuel Cell as already said.
    Very nice presentation.
    Thanks a lot.
    All the best for your success, definitely aviation needs that kind of development for the future training of pilots and private flying. SLING is an excellent platform to start with.

  2. Steven Peter on August 12, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Really nice to see, proud of you guys 🙌 😎

  3. Mike Giangreco on August 12, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Good reported and would like to see more swiss innovations 👍🏼

  4. Tony Haynes on August 12, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Awesome project. I’m currently building a sling TSI in the UK. Any options to expand the scope of the research project using hydrogen fuel cells as the main power source?

  5. sirglider on August 12, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Do you have a close collaboration with the Foca or the Easa for the certification process?

  6. unknown on August 12, 2022 at 2:18 am

    I will buy one of these

  7. e-Sling on August 12, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Thank you for your visit Simon. It was really fun filming with you.

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