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05.05.2021

Ailerons - Completed

Building an airplane from blueprints takes a lot of work. We offer you an overview of the production process of our fins

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28.01.2021

Composite materials

Originally, planes were made of wood and canvas. Now the techniques have evolved. This is why our plane is made of composite. But what is ?

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10.12.2020

UR-1 aircraft

The Air Race E is an event where the success does not lie only in the quality of piloting but in a multitude of factors.

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Quick News

Wings production After many weeks of design work and a couple of weeks of hard work in terms of molds machining and carbon fiber lamination work with, at some places, up to 17 layers of fiber, we could successfully enclose the whole under a vacuum bag for 48h. It's funny to see it looks like a Frankenstein experience. Tomorrow, we will start an important phase: the resin infusion. We'll keep you updated and we look forward to flying in the world's first all-electric airplane race @airracee #pieaeronefs #aviation #green #flygreen #sustainable #electric #raceplane #competition #airracee #aircraft #switzerland #suisse #schweiz # vaud #swiss #fly #engineering #future #futureofmobility #infusion #wing #wings #lamination #update #frankenstein #crazy #design #electrical #racing #nofilter
To manufacture an aircraft, we first need a strong and reliable engineering. Here, you can see our engineer Oliver Ensslin working on the 3D model of our UR-1 race plane that will fly in the world's first all-electric airplane race @airracee #pieaeronefs #aviation #green #flygreen #sustainable #electric #electricaircraft # airracee #swiss #switzerland #suisse #schweiz #luftfahrt #flugzeug #avion #design #construction #greenerfuture #engineering #clean #zeroemissions # 3d #developer #futureairmobility #innovation #innovative #future #raceplane #competition #racing
Throwback Even if carbon fiber is robust, sometimes you need to add stiffness. For this reason, we enclosed a layer of honeycomb in our ailerons. With a total mass of ~ 1.8kg, they shall resist to a load of more than 400kg! #aviation #pieaeronefs #future #greenerfuture #engineering #clean #zeroemissions #motor #team #fly #electricaircraft #airracee #swiss #switzerland #suisse #schweiz #local #honeycomb #carbon #composite #raceplane #manufacturing #manufacturer #homebuilt #compete #sustainable #sustainability #hardwork #cuttingedge #followus
Wings lamination work has started! ✈ #aviation #pieaeronefs #future #greenerfuture #engineering #clean #zeroemissions #motor #team #fly #electricaircraft #airracee #swiss #switzerland #suisse #schweiz #local #unique #wing #wings #lamination #manufacturing #manufacturer #glassfiber #carbonfiber #composite #raceplane #race #racing #mobility
Pie Aeronefs SA at work #aviation #pieaeronefs #future #green #airrace #raceplane #swiss #switzerland #suisse #schweiz #local #unique #electric #electricaircraft #greenerfuture #engineering #clean #zeroemissions #construction #design #concept #prototype # startup #parts #composite #carbon #carbonfiber #innovation #innovative #manufacturing
✈ Last year, we started with the idea of ​​designing electric aircraft which shall equal or surpass the performances of traditional piston engine airplanes. But there's a long way to go. So, we decided to develop an electric racer that will fly at the world's first all-electric airplane race championship @airracee. We are proud to be the only registered Swiss team. This project will help us gain experience for our future aircraft and forces us to have an airplane which is not only flying, but efficient. From a sketch to a raceplane, follow us to keep up-to-date and subscribe to our newsletter for monthly reviews. Just click on our link in the bio. #aviation #pieaeronefs #future #green #airrace #raceplane #swiss #switzerland #suisse #schweiz #local #unique #electric #electricaircraft #engineering #clean #zeroemissions #motor #team #fly #efficient #hightech #innovation #mobility #flybetter #competition #concept #prototype #startup #greenerfuture