This is the place where you get information about the high performance electrically powered, two seated aircraft e-Genius.
By clicking on this link you can follow the e-Genius flights of the last 3 Days!
19 September 2012
e-Genius at ILA 2012
e-Genius´ performance inspired the public
The e-Genius team took part at this year´s ILA Berlin Air Show from 11 to 16 September 2012. The e-Genius was presented at the Airbus stand next to the A380 where it appealed to a large audience of both specialist and private visitors.
e-Genius next to the A380 (source: www.ila-berlin.de)
e-Genius during its air show performance
video of the air show performance
24 August 2012
Test flight campaign goes on
e-Genius absolved flights without prop at the IDAFLIEG summer meeting 2012
After the towing by a motorized plane, the e-Genius glided to compare its gliding performance to the DG 300/17 of the DLR (German research centre for aeronautics and space).
This is the video of the flight test campaign without propeller to determine the lift - drag ratio of the e-Genius airframe. This campaign was realized during IDAFLIEG summer meeting near Aalen, 70 kilometres west of Stuttgart.
See the pictures below to get a nice impression of this flight test! Sincere thanks are given to IDAFLIEG for their support!
e-Genius in towing (near Aalen)
In-flight formation of e-Genius and the DG 300/17 of the DLR
20 August 2012
"Übermorgenmacher" report released
Short film (only in German) gives an overview of the e-Genius key team members and the project itself
On the occasion of the tribute to five e-Genius key team members (see article below), a short movie gives information about our "Übermorgenmacher" awardees. During this five minute report you will also see some exclusive clips taken during the construction period and the flight tests.
25 July 2012
"Übermorgenmacher": Tribute to the e-Genius key team members
The state of Baden-Württemberg honours leading engineers of our team for their new concepts for innovative and ecological flying.
The distinction took place in the government department for science, research and arts on the 25 July 2012. The trophies have been handed over by Minister Theresia Bauer. In her honorific speech she expressed: "The competition aircraft e-Genius is probably the most modern electric aircraft at present, unmatched by the competitors concerning speed, energy consumption and noise exposure. Today, we not only honour the idea, but rather the sensational performance of the team around Professor Voit-Nitschmann."
From left to right: Prof. Voit-Nitschmann, Steffen Geinitz, Minister Theresia Bauer, Len Schumann, Clemens Gerlach, Karl Käser
All in all, there have been 500 applicants for the prize. The jury honoured 60 persons, it is remarkable that five of them are from our team! Please click on this link to see the official "Übermorgenmacher" website (only in German).
Please find our category Highlights to get more information about our awardees.
05 July 2012
Flight test campaign progress
e-Genius towed by a Pawnee
e-Genius was towed by a Piper Pawnee in Grabenstetten, Germany, as a first test for the gilder polar campaign. As you can see towing nearly 900 kg from a gras strip is a lot even for a Pawnee.
We would like to say THANK YOU to the FLG Grabenstetten for supporting our e-Genius test campaign.
Due to the "Wednesday-landing" on this video we found out that our landing gear dampers had to much pressure. With the help of LTB Kiener Flug in EDPA we have refilled them. On normal e-Genius landings the tail wheel always touches the ground first so we could improve the landing comfort with this action.
06 June 2012
Clean Tech Media Award 2012
Successful nomination for this year´s final
The e-Genius project has been nominated for the final of the Clean Tech Media Award 2012 by winning the online voting in the category “Aviation”.
This prize awards pioneers of clean technologies for their efforts to develop new eco-friendly ideas. The importance of this prize is emphasized by its patron, the German Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development.
The awardees will be honoured on 07 September 2012 in Berlin.
04 May 2012
Calibration of air speed indicator
Today the calibration of the air speed indicator was succefully done with a probe towed by the aircraft. Further, we are very happy to anounce that Deditec GmbH sponsored us a temperature monitoring device!
27 April 2012
e-Genius is back in the air
e-Genius starts with a lot improvements into the 2012 flight season
The first 2012 flights took place at the airfield of GROB Aircraft in Mindelheim. We would like to say a big "thank you" to GROB Aircraft for their support! After two days of aircraft testing and pilot training e-Genius was flown to Pattonville airfield (EDTQ) wich is located only about 20 km north of Stuttgart.
15 February 2012
New electronic components for the upcoming season
FLARM and transponder signal surveillance for more inflight safety and a new GPS receiver for data logging will be installed.
The Garrecht Avionic TRX 1500 Trafficsensor integrates an ADS-B / Mode-S receiver with an original FLARM® transceiver. G.i.N. has sponsored us a CANgps sensor for tracking the e-Genius flights in our onbord computer.
23 January 2012
New homepage category introduced.
See storys about amazing events and flights with the e-Genius in the HIGHLIGHTS category.
21 November 2011
See our brand new video filmed at the CAFE Green flight challenge.
e-Genius was the quietest aircraft of the GFC and wins the Lindberg Electric Aviation Prize (LEAP)! Congratulation to the team PIPISTREL!
Out of originally 13 teams the e-Genius completed the CAFE Green Flight Challenge with an phenomenal second prize. Only the team Pipistrel with their competition optimized double fuselage creation performed a little bit better. We are very proud that our aircraft was able to fullfill all GFC requirements with outstanding performance and is anyway suitable for every day use. In the future we might know if e-Genius is the prototype for powerful electrical flight. In the result list releasd by the CAFE Foundation you can see the amazing effectiveness of our aircraft.