Ampaire Readies Electric Aircraft Testbed U.S. startup Ampaire is modifying a Cessna 337 Skymaster to a propulsion testbed for a planned electric-powered regional aircraft. The company has completed baseline flight testing of the aircraft, which has a tractor-pusher propeller arrangement, and is removing the aft-mounted piston engine to replace it with an electric motor. The Skymaster’s push-pull configuration allows the forward piston engine to be retained for safety while Ampaire ...

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