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Post by a4x4kiwi » Fri, 01 Feb 2008, 09:02

Here is an article about an electric full sized aircraft.

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Via Make Magazine

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Post by Thalass » Fri, 01 Feb 2008, 23:31

Woo! hehe

Unfortunately electric aircraft suffer the same woes as electric cars - only tenfold. On extremely light aircraft you can recharge the batteries with solar panels, which could get you an unlimited range assuming you're above the weather, but for general aviation I doubt they'd help much. Humans are heavy! :p

Still, it's great to see the effort being made! Can't improve things if you don't experiment.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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