Personal Electric Aircraft

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Personal Electric Aircraft

Postby Theo » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:00 am

"Personal flying vehicles may be a bit on the esoteric end of the transportation field, but they are still fun nonetheless. Earlier this year, two single-seat lightweight aircraft made their maiden flights from the British Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton. Not very exciting, you may think to yourself, but what if we told you that the planes were completely propelled by electric motors?"
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Re: Personal Electric Aircraft

Postby darus67 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:31 pm

Sweet!

I wonder how long before a mortal can AFFORD such a system.

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Re: Personal Electric Aircraft

Postby Theo » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:37 pm

I really don't know. It's mostly about the batteries, and they're coming, but we're not there yet.
Five years, optimistically?

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Re: Personal Electric Aircraft

Postby Theo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:32 pm

Well well, here's a follow-up on Gizmag. They're saying the "Yuneec" will be $89K next year. More here, too.
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