Seaplane operator Harbour Air has installed a 540-kw (750-hp) electric motor in a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, with first flight expected by the end of November. Developed by startup MagniX, the Magni500 motor is the largest yet installed in an aircraft. MagniX completed ground tests on the motor at its engineering center in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The motor was mounted in the nose section of a Cessna 208 Caravan, to drive a four-blade propeller. The motor then was delivered ...

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