Behind the scenes: Aerodynamics

In the article "Behind the scenes: Aerodynamics" you can discover how the design of the UR-1 was shaped by the work of the aerodynamic engineering team

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Why we have chosen the V-Tail for UR-1

One of the objectives achieved this year was the completion of the empennage of the first 100% electric Swiss racing aircraft. This is the reason we chose the V-Tail for UR-1

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Behind the scenes: Creating molds and components

To build an aircraft made of composite, it is required to have the right materials and the machining process. Find out more.

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Inside Electric: Battery Fire Protection System

Equipped with 12 batteries, our Swiss electric race aircraft UR-1 will be equipped with a tailor-made and effective fire protection.

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Inside Electric: Batteries

How does a battery work and what technology have we selected for the first Swiss electric racer?

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Behind the scenes: Testing

The production of parts requires to guarantee their quality and functioning. Find out how Pie ​​Aeronefs SA performs its testing.

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Behind the scenes: Manufacturing

Pie Aeronefs SA itself produces most of the parts for the first 100% electric Swiss racing aircraft. Learn about our production process and get a behind-the-scenes look.

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Behind the scenes: Parts design

Building a 100% electric Swiss aircraft requires a solid and experienced team of engineers. A lot of parts have to be designed before you can build an airplane. Throughout this article, you will learn more about the process of designing a part.

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✨It is always surprising to see what the expertise in manufacturing and the engineering can make together✨ #teamwork #manufacturingengineering #aircraftmanufacturing #electricaviation #electricaircraft #swissstartup #greenaviation #innovationinaviation #pieaeronefs #lasarraz #swisstech
What are the differences in aerodynamics between an electric plane and an ordinary one? How does an aerodynamic engineering team work? Today, we give you the opportunity to take a look at behind the scenes of our aerodynamic engineering team! Discover more at the link in bio! #innovationinaviation #pieaeronefs #electricaviation #aerodynamics #aerodynamics #aircraftdesign #aircraftaerodynamics #electricaircraft #greenaviation #swissstartup #behindthescenes #lasarraz
Everything can potentially make the difference for the aerodynamics of an aircraft, a small part like a push rod rod end as well From the milling of this little component to the manufacturing of biggest ones, last month was really productive Our monthly recap is now online, more at the link in bio #electricaviation #electricaircraft #aircraftmanufacturing #manufacturingprocess #cncmillingmachine #pushrod #pieaeronefs #swissmade
Holidays are just around the corner and we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, full of success and bright Happy New Year. We will take a break to rest after this challenging year and will be back in January 2023. We would like to thank you for the support you never forgot to show: it's meaningful for all of us. ❤️ As a symbolic gift, we leave you with our monthly newsletter in which you will find a funny presentation our CEO Marc Umbricht made for MyCad2022 conference, he has involved Santa Claus in a special mission... We hope you will appreciate it! More at the link in bio #pieaeronefs #swissstartup #swissinnovation #electricaviation #electricaircraft #lasarraz #merrychristmas #happynewyear2023 #christmas2022
Happy International Civil Aviation Day! We decided to use this anniversary to talk about electric aviation's state of play, because we care about it, of course (😆), and it actually represents one of the most important rapidly expanding sectors of aviation. So, in this article we have asked ourselves: which challenges is electric aviation currently facing? Is it worth betting on its future? Discover more about this topic at the link in bio! #civilaviationday #internationalcivilaviationday #electricaviation #pieaeronefs #futureofaviation #greenaviation #innovationinaviation #airracee #swissstartups #futureofelectricaviation
Three keywords to describe the work carried out in October: propeller, fuselage, wing. Discover more at the link in bio about the last progress made in manufacturing UR-1, the first fully electric race aircraft! #pieaeronefs #electricaviation #innovationinaviation #greenaviation #electricaircraft #novembernewsletter #propeller #fuselage #wing
✨Great day in Pie Aeronefs SA! ✨ Today, we opened the doors of our company and it is always a pleasure for us to meet people interested in our project even more when they have similar background! So, we would like to thank, Axalp Technologies and for coming to visit us! We had the opportunity to talk about all the progress we made during this year and to illustrate next challenges we will face... We look forward to being involved together in cutting-edge projects! 🔗 #electricaviation #pieaeronefs #opendoor #innovationinaviation #greenaviation #swissstartup #swisscompany