Originally Posted by rv8ch
Salty! and true. When I was a kid in the 70s we were sure we'd have flying cars before 1999. Not sure how they were supposed to be powered - I should have been paying more attention in school.
No doubt dead dinos are amazingly energy dense.
Look at the solar impulse - they kind of proved the concept of an electric aircraft - now it's up to the rest of us to take that work and run with it.
Some of the guys that built that are on this forum building RVs - I'm sure that they can chime in with their views.
Come on Mike,
I am not building anymore
I am flying...
And yes Solarimpulse was quite a extreme project and not very userfriendly for the pilot.. But we also had to fly through the night several days in a row.
Some of my ex-colleagues are now working on small propulsion systems for GA aircraft but still there is no chance in more than 90min of flight.
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