Electric Beaver Readied for Flight Seaplane airline Harbour Air is installing a 540-kW (750-hp) electric motor and batteries in a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, with first flight expected by early December. Developed by startup MagniX, the Magni500 propulsion motor is the largest yet installed in an aircraft. MagniX has completed ground tests on the motor at its engineering center in Gold Coast, Queensland. The motor was mounted in the nose section from a Cessna 208 Caravan, driving a ...

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