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Liaoning Ruixiang General Aviation Manufacture Co Ltd RX1E
The Liaoning Ruixiang RX1E is a Chinese two-seat electric aircraft, designed by the Liaoning General Aviation Academy at Shenyang Aerospace University and manufactured by the Liaoning Ruixiang General Aviation Manufacture Company Limited of Shenyang.
The result of a three-year development process started in June 2012, the RX1E is an electric powered, two-seat side-by-side configuration, carbon fibre composite construction aircraft with a T-tail and tricycle landing gear and is one of the first electric airplanes in production. The RX1E is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries. One 90 minute charge means that the aircraft can operate for around 45-60 minutes.  
The aircraft was first shown at the Zhuhai China Airshow, in November 2012 and in 2015 at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in Germany. The manufacturer claimed that the aircraft conforms to US Light-sport Aircraft requirements and has a Type Design Approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, issued in 2015. As of September 2016 it does not appear on the US Federal Aviation Administration list of approved LSAs and, in fact, the category excludes electric-powered aircraft and requires a single reciprocating engine. Several electric airplanes have obtained certification including the RX1E (LSA).
In production since 2015, the company said in April 2015 that they had 28 orders for the design. The first two customer aircraft were delivered in June 2015. The launch customer was the Liaoning Ruixiang General Aviation Co., which will employ the aircraft in the flight training role. The 2014 unit cost being US$163,000.
Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed pitch
Wingspan: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 12 m2 (130 sq ft)
Length: 6.58 m (21 ft 7 in)
Height: 2.45 m (8 ft 0 in)
Empty weight: 270 kg (595 lb)
Gross weight: 500 kg (1,102 lb)
Crew: one
Capacity: one passenger
Cruise speed: 110 km/h (68 mph; 59 kn)
Stall speed: 73 km/h (45 mph; 39 kn)
Never exceed speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
Endurance: 60 minutes
Service ceiling: 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Wing loading: 41.7 kg/m2 (8.5 lb/sq ft)

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