Tag: electric airplanes

Nov 19, 2018 - 05:53 pm

Solar powered aircraft to stay airborne for months

Boeing spin-off Aurora Flight Sciences launches an autonomous lightweight airplane called Odysseus. Thanks to advanced solar cells that deliver 250 watts, the solar plane can fly “practically indefinitely” at high altitudes and will take off for the first time in spring 2019.

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Nov 5, 2018 - 04:22 pm

UK: Work starts on world’s first electric race airplane (video)

The University of Nottingham and Air Race E have announced a collaboration to develop the first electric race aircraft. A prototype is in the making and will use an existing petrol-powered plane as base. The racing series will see pilots fly just above the ground at highest speeds from 2020.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/11/19/solar-powered-aircraft-to-stay-airborne-for-months/
19.11.2018 17:34