Canada’s NRC Flies Cessna As Hybrid-Electric Testbed

NRC’s HEAT is a Cessna 337 Skymaster with its rear piston engine replaced by an electric motor and battery pack.
Credit: NRC Aerospace
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) has begun flight tests of a Cessna 337G Skymaster modified into a hybrid-electric propulsion testbed. Flights began in February at NRC’s Aerospace Research Center in Ottawa. The Skymaster has proved a popular choice as a hybrid-electric testbed because its...

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