At first, I thought electric power for an aircraft was a novelty.
Especially because I created a few Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) that liked to use a lot of power to go fast (SportCruiser & Parrot) or take off from the water (Mermaid). It was clear to me that the electric power technology had not yet evolved to be viable for LSA aircraft. And IMHO it still has not.
However, along came the Zigolo which requires a great deal less power to fly and even zero power once self-launched to soar. And, if you have read any of my blogs, I am not too keen on 2-stroke engine power. So, I tried an off-the-shelf electrical system and sourced Kokam battery cells and wired it all up and flew to the Sun n Fun airshow in 2014. And back. It worked. Not only did I prove (at least to myself) that the Zigolo works well on electric power, I came away with a much different perspective and attitude.