SkyDemon Forums

Fuel type for electric aircraft

By Tim Dawson - 8/31/2021 12:52:30 PM

This is kind of on our radar, but low priority at the moment due to the limited number of these aircraft operating.
By ergoen - 8/28/2021 4:11:24 PM

I have recently started flying the local club's Pipistrel Velis Electro. I would like to add it to the Skydemon app for assistance in planning point-to-point flights. I have currently added it with a fuel type of "avgas" with the tank capacity corresponding to the battery size in kWh and fuel consumption in kW. I consider this a bit of an ugly hack though since it also interferes with the weight and balance calculations. Could I request an option to add a fuel type with 0 weight for this case. I'm sure in a few years there will be more and more models appearing with capacities measured in kWh rather than liters Smile.