Electric Airplanes!

Discussion in 'Other EVs' started by Domenick, Nov 21, 2017.

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  2. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Well-Known Member

  3. Yeah, they are converting the existing Dash-8. Makes a lot of sense, as that is a popular and proven small commuter plane.
  4. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Well-Known Member

  5. Looks like NASA finally gave up on this one.
    These types of ventures best left to the private sector, instead of wasting tax payers' money. If it truly has potential, should be no problem raising the money.

    It took Elon Musk to give us electric cars, not some govt funded agency.
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  7. insightman

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    China's government is funding their EV industry and soon that money will find a way to eclipse even Tesla (after the country steals all Tesla's intellectual properties).

    The high-tech aviation industry is too important to let go (like the US did with the microchip industry). Airbus is government-funded (Germany, France, and Spain are significant shareholders) and I believe it makes sense for a US government-funded agency to do basic research that can help the US stay in the game.

    Airbus’s hydrogen system reaches required power output
  8. Their target is to have its first aircraft commercially certified by 2026.
    In a significant push to go green, announcing on April 22 it has signed a letter of intent to purchase 50 electric airplane engines from Washington company magniX.
    Still looking forward my first passenger flight:)
  9. Hope you get a better pilot than this guy. I fly float planes, and can't figure how the pilot didn't see that boat coming in the distance. He made absolutely no attempt to abort long before the collision. Of course the boat wasn't looking either.
    Happened yesterday here.

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