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Old 03-29-2019, 07:12 AM   #1
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Harbour Air Will Soon Become The World’s First All-electric Airline


Interesting...though i wonder if it would be possible in regards to full size passenger jets?


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Old 03-29-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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Only for very short haul flights. For aviation, electric has one clear advantage: Power density. In other words, high horsepower in a light and small package, with a lot of reserve power.

And one clear disadvantage. Energy density. Cutting edge batteries weigh about 10X as much as fuel for the same amount of energy. Cruising in a DHC2 takes maybe 120KW. About 1500 pounds of battery per hour. Versus 150 pounds of fuel.

Lots of rounding above, but the point is we aren't there yet with technology.

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Electric sea planes now there's a good mix salt water and lectrickery what could go wrong ?
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