His name is Hyperacro, it's full electric and thought to project aerobatics into the future.
It is the new design of Milanese aeronautical engineer Pietro Terzi.
Hyperacro introduces an innovative architecture that completely revolutionizes the canons adopted in the design of aerobatic aircraft currently used in competitions and airshows.
The main design targets are: unprecedented maneuverability with aerobatic evolutions ability even in very confined spaces, piloting with unrestricted visibility, zero emissions and very low acoustic impact.
The Hyperacro aerodynamic design is of new conception and integrates wing and empennages in such a way as to allow the central positioning of the engine. As with sports cars, this solution concentrates the distribution of the masses, decreasing the inertia and increasing the agility . It also allows the propeller to blow directly on the tail surfaces, always keeping them efficient and ensuring maneuverability even at speeds close to zero.
The pilot is housed at the front in a framework cradle made of steel tubes surrounded by a helicopter-type transparent bubble. The result is unrestricted visibility that allows for more precise and safer piloting, especially close to the ground.
No fuel and noise pollution make it viable to organize acrobatic events in urban contexts with the consequent enhancement of their charm and the opportunity of involving the interest and participation of the broader public. Something similar to what is happening with Formula E where the engines electrification has brought car racing back to cities with great success.
Battery technology is constantly evolving and a strong increase in performance is expected in a few years. The battery performance currently available on the market certified for use in Aerospace, are in any case already able to guarantee the autonomy necessary for carrying out the aerobatic mission. For long-range flights, the adoption of additional batteries placed in removable sub-wing pods is envisaged.
The electric motor adopted develops a maximum continuous power of 250 KW (330 Hp) with the possibility of much higher power peaks and with a higher torque than internal combustion engines of similar power.
Terzi carries out research, design and construction of prototypes. He has designed and built several aircraft including the T30 Katana competition aerobatic single-seater.
Attached is the rendered image of the Hyperacro