How Aircraft Electric Motors Work

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As important as batteries are, the brushless DC motors that power electric airplanes are just as critical. In this brief AVweb video, Siemen's Frank Anton explains how they work.

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Wow, independent 3-phase windings on a PM motor. Imagine a petrol engine with independent pistons, or better yet an independent drive train from start to finish; you could potentially get twin-engine reliability in singles with this. I'm not totally sold on electric aircraft (yet), but the technology opens up some interesting possibilities.

Posted by: A Richie | April 9, 2018 1:31 PM    Report this comment

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