Greetings, everyone! A couple of my friends and i started work on a project regarding VTOL aircraft design. We are interested in the concept of propelling the air vehicle via propellers rotated by electric motors. As all of us, have relatively limited knowledge on electrical components/systems i hope some of you will be able to give me some guidance on a few electric motors used in some lightweight/aerobatic aircrafts. We are intending to dig up in this field and try to come up with a design with solar panels and probably using a car engine ( as a hybrid ) for charging batteries. Our idea came for the so called ,,Project Zero'' of Agustawestland company. I am pretty much aware that electric powered aircraft are still far, far behind in their development when compared to gas turbines. The reason pretty much lies in the battery technology which needs to be boosted further. Still, i believe that if we come up with a decent suggestion for propelling the machine, at least making our idea clear and stating future conditions which can make it possible we are likely to do well. This is the reason why our group did go straight at the beginning for a turboshaft/turboprop. Thank you in advance, for any comments! Really, hope someone will drop lines!