In China, the aircraft experienced on hydrogen fuel
According to the publication ST Daily, recently held a successful first flight model of the Chinese aircraft on hydrogen fuel cells. It is said that thanks to the launch of China became the third country in the world, which has tested a new generation of aircraft. Previously, this has already been done to experts from Germany and the USA.
Chinese aircraft equipped with the fuel cell, which is capable of producing up to 20 kW power. During the tests, the airplane climbed to an altitude of 320 meters. Furthermore, as noted by engineers observing the flight, the engine makes a smooth stable operation at an ambient temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius. model flight took place near the city of Shenyang, which is located in the north-eastern Liaoning province. Designed aircraft on hydrogen fuel designers Dalian Bureau of Chemical Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences jointly with the specialists Liaoning Aviation Research Institute. RX1E aircraft was taken as the basis of design. It is said that initially RX1E model is equipped with an electric motor, but the inventors could make to the design changes that will replace analogue motor on hydrogen fuel. In addition, the aircraft is equipped with and a few batteries, which are charged during the flight. The first launch of the aircraft powerplant with a hydrogen fuel cell, called Dimona, which is also the power was 20 kW in April 2008, and spent his Boeing Company. The second launch took place in September 2016 at the airport in the German city of Stuttgart. The aircraft wore HY4 name and has been developed by the aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel.