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mikenash

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Speaking of Tesla - the electric plane
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:55:53 AM »
It's the Jetsons

Check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgdj9HpdzvI

I guess it's a bit of a toy in some ways (a piper cub will go three times as far on a tank of gas

But this little plane is travelling at 100MPH, is good for about 90-100 miles on a charge, cruises at 100MPH using just 20kW to do so

The plane cost $140K.  But the 100-mile flight used $5 of electricity (and yes, you could easily charge it with solar)

Some sort of a "shape of things to come" ?

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Re: Speaking of Tesla - the electric plane
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 11:30:24 AM »

Saw that a few weeks ago.
The first one to go into actual service was here in WA.

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Re: Speaking of Tesla - the electric plane
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 04:36:20 PM »
The information I've seen this last year suggests they'll be used quite a bit in flight schools. 

I can't figure out if this one is for real or not.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI8AemQcclY
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