Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, July 13, 2015

Beating Airbus's Electric Aircraft Across the English Channel

By 34 years, no less.

3 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

The trouble with flying an electric airplane across the channel is that after landing you have to recharge it for the return trip AND THE DAMN PLUG WON'T FIT!!! ;-)

Nangleator said...

"motor supplier Siemens told Pipistrel it didn't want is motor used for the flight"

Wow. Sounds like Siemens motors are completely unreliable. Good to know.

Sarah said...

The obvious theory is that Siemens was pressured by Airbus.

It's hilarious that everyone was already in 2nd place, and thanks for remembering MacCready's solar powered electric flight. Granted it was a gossamer version of an aircraft - the modern ones are more like an aircraft I'd like to be flying over that much water. Can't swim.

MaCready speed-to-fly still rules.