I just came across this in the EV Tradin Post: Electric Nanolight Trike ... the listing says "Now that electric is a hot topic in ultralights" which I'm finding rather surprising, as aircraft probably don't do well with a heavy battery pack. I expect that if the ultralight people are hot for electric, it must be with lithium batteries of some kind, right?
Category: Electric Vehicles For Sale - Other Electric Vehicles For Sale
Title: Electric Nanolight Trike
Your Name: Jonathan Barraclough
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Price: $1000 OBO
Description: Now that electric is a hot topic in ultralights, thought I'd post my electric nanolight trike for sale. I spent about $1200 in machninist work getting a PMG132 mounted to the trike frame properly. I never had a wing for it, but I did run it up on the ground a number of times with a (too big) Powerfin prop. Very smooth! I've been trying for the last 2 years to raise money for a wing, light battery pack and a smaller prop (or reduction with larger prop) while the trike was stored in my garage. I lost my job earlier this summer so I've been trying to sell all the parts separately without luck to pay off other debts. I've already sold the motor, controller, and PB5 throttle, but the trike is ready to bolt on those items you could buy separately. This is what you'd get. A new trike frame with foot throttle, front brake and folding mast, plus a platform for batteries behind the seat (this whole setup cost me $1500 by the time I was done). Frame was made by Northern Lite Air in Alaska. Frame has all professionally machined mounts for a PMG132 motor, Alltrax 7234 controller and PB5 throttle. Also comes with the propeller mounting plate/shaft adapter (fits a standard Powerfin hub; all this cost $1200 in machinist fees). With this setup you'd be up and running quickly, getting to the business of testing battery packs, props and reduction drives. All that's missing for a flying vehicle is a wing, hang block for the wing, a propeller, and a suitable battery pack. I have many pictures, so contact me to see more.