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First electric plane takes flight

Discussion in 'Off Topic But Still Civil' started by Fast Eddie, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. DC-93

    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    How long is the charging cord?? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Shane Estabrooks

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    What is cool is they use a very old plane to make it happen.
     
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    With the added weight of batteries I would be concerned with diminished cargo capacity and high landing weights. Probably why the chose such an aircraft. Lots of lift at relatively slow speeds.
     
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  4. Shane Estabrooks

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    You are right about the lift of these Beavers, My boys and I watch these planes take off and land at our seaplane base on the Burntwood river. They come in slow and take off slow. We have a huge history of those planes here in very Northern Manitoba... We have a plane they took out of the bush and mounted at the river from the original company that started here in the 30's. I'll look for picture to share.
     
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    On the shore line where the sun is rising is the seaplane base, which is used to access remote communities with supplies and fly-in fishing/hunting trips...ETC
     
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  6. ImperialCrown

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    You Tube shows a steam-powered plane. The cool thing about steam and electric, is the motor can be reversed to back the plane up.
    A 2-motored steam or electric plane can do a zero-radius turn on the tarmac with one motor going clockwise and the other going counter-clockwise.
     
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  7. Shane Estabrooks

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    There is also 2-stroke engines that can go into reverse... but never heard of a 4-stroke that can.. maybe someone can explain why.
     
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