Electric Plane

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Electric Plane
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:33:27 PM »
We knew it would eventually have to come to this as well.

https://www.chonday.com/38957/worlds-first-all-electric-commercial-plane-takes-flight/

(for those with extended destinations, please look beneath your seats and unfold those generator-connected pedals, insert your feet and begin pedaling!!) ;)
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Re: Electric Plane
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 03:34:46 PM »
Electric green power. :)
Nah you need to make electricity with coal,  and that's the only way,  so its not actually green.
Everything is a secret,  why a secret if its such an important invention, that's what I want to know.  why doesn't everyone need to know that electricity just generates itself?
Its a big secret hanging over the planet,  who knows why.

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Re: Electric Plane
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 05:36:39 PM »
Depends where you are in the world. We've got lots of rivers so our power is 90 something percent hydroelectric. So building electrical stuff like those planes here, actually makes a difference.

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Re: Electric Plane
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 07:15:56 PM »
Here in the UK we have been slowly moving to greener methods - like wind power, we have loads of windmills now.

Sometimes I think some people want it to happen over night. I learnt about how they were researching wave and wind power way back in the 80s. These things take time.

Only recently did renewable energy overtake fossil fuels in my part of the world:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/14/renewable-electricity-overtakes-fossil-fuels-in-uk-for-first-time

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Re: Electric Plane
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 11:42:57 PM »
Well that's a seaplane. If you're over water and run out of juice you land on the water.

Where's the daredeviltry in that?


 


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