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Slipstream   1 mW

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Blackfly AEV

Post by Slipstream » Jun 14 2020 5:54am

[youtube]Jcpq6XYYoY4[/youtube]
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[youtube]I2D4CS6YTXk[/youtube]

Trying to persuade these guys to look at an assisted glider version.

Anyone want one?

Their website:
https://www.opener.aero/

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Re: Blackfly AEV

Post by Dauntless » Jun 15 2020 1:03am

Looks fun. But I'd need to go over 200mph with a 1,500 mile range to justify the purchase.
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Re: Blackfly AEV

Post by Dauntless » Jun 15 2020 2:14pm

You just linked him to a trolls vs. ogres fight thread. Ah, the CO2 emitted, the environmental damage in each post. . . .
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Re: Blackfly AEV

Post by Slipstream » Jun 16 2020 6:46am

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Cpt. Hindsight: "You should have searched the forum before posting!"

Agreed - coool e-vehicle... but the really inspirational thing about this AEV is the backstory... The initial aircraft was built in the designer's home from bamboo and glass fibre, and flew once. The project has moved from there to a stable, well funded business with 70,000 air miles flown on its test airframes, about to produce its first 100 aircraft. Seriously ... well done chaps.

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Re: Blackfly AEV

Post by Solarsail » Aug 19 2020 7:19am

This video is fake - I am pretty certain. There is no such electric (or otherwise) aircraft that looks like this and can carry a pilot. Those propellers can't even lift enough batteries for a 30 minute flight.

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Re: Blackfly AEV

Post by Slipstream » Sep 26 2020 5:59am

Have linked them this thread. Maybe they will comment.

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Re: Blackfly AEV

Post by Solarsail » Sep 26 2020 8:31pm

Slipstream wrote:
Sep 26 2020 5:59am
Have linked them this thread. Maybe they will comment.
I doubt they will be interested. Their drone probably can't lift more than 20 kg, and that 'pilot' in the cockpit is fake. They never show a live human in there while in flight.

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