SilentFlight - Electric Airplane Manufacturer.
Welcome to SilentFlight and DESiE Meanwhile there is no doubt that you can fly more than ten minutes using electric powered aeroplanes, especially motorgliders or ultralights. The new generation of Li-Polymer batteries and its derivates are powerful enough even for the LSA class. We started our homebuilt »DESiE« in 1993. At that time my colleagues of the applied electrochemistry at the ICT (Fraunhofer Society) already developed a high power Li/LiCoO2 battery in their lab. So it was clear, that in near future the energy density of Li-Ion batteries could reach 200Wh/kg. Our airplane is uncompromisingly focussed on the efficient use of the provided energy storage. The tail-first configuration and the overall cleanness of the design give a forefeeling to what the glider may capable in flight. With a »little help from outside« the maiden flight will be possible in 2012