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Gabriel DeVault

Gabriel DeVault
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Gabriel DeVault has built and flown two of his own electric aircraft and assisted in another dozen or so electric aircraft efforts. A founding team member of Zero Motorcycles, he was head of R&D for about five years and used a Zero motor, battery package, controller and engine monitor in his Electric Xenos. He also designed the electric powerplant for the Aerolite EV-103 ultralight.

Electric Airplane Fundamentals

Hi, my name is Gabe and I’m an unabashed electric airplane nerd. I have built and flown two of my own electric aircraft, and...

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