Advancing its plans to offer a range of electric propulsion systems for retrofit and clean-sheet aircraft, startup MagniX has run its first motor with a propeller, mounted in a Cessna Caravan iron bird. The company’s 260-kW (350-hp) prototype motor is driving a Hartzell propeller, from a Cessna 206, a milestone that moves development out of the test cell and onto an aircraft platform, says MagniX. The motor has already completed about 1,000 hr. of running in a test cell driving a ...

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