magniX reveals updated motors for electric aircraft


Electric aviation propulsion company magniX has revealed two new high power motors suitable for use in electric aircraft.

The company, which has been working closely with electric aircraft developers such as Canada’s Harbour Air on the eBeaver and AeroTec on the eCaravan, has developed the magni350 and magni650 Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs).

The magni350 is a 450shp (shaft horsepower)  / 350kW / 1600 Nm-class EPU and the largermagni650 EPU is rated at 850shp / 650kW / 3200 Nm-class have a common-core architecture and use the company’s  magniDrive-100, a 170kW inverter / motor controller power electronics unit.

Both motors operate at 2300 rpm or less are liquid cooled and designed for 30,000ft of altitude in unpressurized environments. Both systems can drive a propeller governor and standard aircraft accessories, all from the front cone of each motor.

MagniX said both motors have been proven by thousands of ground test and flight hours and optimized for real-world commercial aviation applications. 

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX said, “Based on real-world design, build and operational testing, we’re making incredible strides to push the aviation industry forward and accelerate the rate at which aircraft become electric.

“The magni350 and magni650 EPUs enable affordable, emission-free and quieter flights to communities around the world in the very near future.”

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