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By Mary Jones, EAA AirVenture Today
  

Photo by Mary Jones
The Flightstar e-Spdyer is on display in the Ultralight/Lightplane area in the Flightstar exhibit.

July 27, 2009 - Oshkosh, WisconsinThe Yuneec/Flightstar e-Spyder is on display in the Ultralight/Lightplane area in the Flightstar exhibit, and has been the object of much attention.

The Part 103 compliant machine is powered by a Yuneec Power Drive 200 motor that develops 20 kilowatts (approximately 27 hp). The e-Spyder airframe is an updated Flighstar Spyder, featuring aircraft grade aluminum, carbon fiber, and thinner-walled chromoly steel to keep the airframe light.

The e-Spyder has a 30-foot wingspan, a gross weight of 253 pounds, cruises at 50 mph, and stalls at 24 mph.

The first test flights were made in mid-July, and Tom Peghiny, president of Flightstar, described it as the "best flying Flightstar I've flown."

For more information, visit www.Fly-Flightstar.com.

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