Flight of the century.....

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Re: Flight of the century.....

Post by JennyB » Jul 13 2012 6:43am

That is one mad idea! :shock:

They're proposing to emulate Lindbergh by rendezvous with a series of five battery-carrying UAVs in flight. 8)

But since batteries weigh at least 30 times as much as gas for the same energy, that's like flying the same speed as Spirit of St Louis with the same power, but with SIX TIMES the takeoff weight. :?

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Re: Flight of the century.....

Post by bzhwindtalker » Jul 20 2012 12:28am

They broke the 200mph mark with the plane!

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