Electric plane built by Swiss students takes to the skies

This content was published on October 5, 2022 - 16:05

A four-seater battery-powered electric plane, known as the e-Sling, developed by students at the federal technology institute ETH Zurich, completed its maiden flight near Zurich on September 30. 

A team of 20 students has worked on the project for the past two years. As part of their studies, they built an efficient electric engine and a modular battery system with a special cooling system. The light aircraft design is based on the Sling TSi, a South African kit aircraft.  

Anna Thumann, a student engineer who is part of the ETH Zurich team, hopes their efforts will contribute to making the aviation sector more sustainable in the future. 

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