magniX unveils two optimized electric propulsion units
June 21, 2021 By Wings Staff
magniX unveiled its magni350 and magni650 Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs), which the Everett, Washington, company describes as being optimized for real-world commercial aviation applications.
“Based on real-world design, build and operational testing, we’re making incredible strides to push the aviation industry forward and accelerate the rate at which aircraft become electric,” said Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX.
The Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs), according to magniX, are based on thousands of ground test and flight hours, which includes its work on Harbour Air’s eBeaver project, as well as an eCaravan modification. The two new EPUs introduced enhanced features to enable what magniX describes as a more simplified, reliable and convenient adoption of all-electric power.
The 450 SHP- / 350kW- / 1600 Nm-class magni350 EPU and the larger 850 SHP- / 650kW- / 3200 Nm-class magni650 EPU share common-core architecture and utilize the new high-performance magniDrive-100, a 170kW inverter / motor controller power electronics unit.
Operating at 2,300 rpm or less, magniX explains the direct-drive EPUs are liquid cooled and designed for 30,000 feet of altitude in unpressurized environments. Both systems can drive a propeller governor and standard aircraft accessories, explains the company, all from the front cone of each motor.