Browsing the "Aircraft" Tag

Video: Chip Yates Sets Electric Airplane Speed Record

July 23rd, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Some people are born to go fast. For whatever reason, these human beings are wired in a way that compels them to chase speed, and Chip Yates is just such a person. Already holding the electric motorcycle world record, this weekend Yates set his sights on another record; that of electron-powered flight. Once again, Yates came through, setting an official speed record for electric aircraft, though not before suffering a dramatic mechanical malfunction that left his plane without power


Video: Canadian Company Develops Solar Powered Plane/Blimp Cargo Hauler

October 24th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Green energy presents so many amazing opportunities and advantages over our current energy infrastructure...like the ability to go places where there isn’t any infrastructure. A Canadian company has developed a lightweight plane/blimp that can haul up to 1,000 kg of goods and is powered solely by the sun


Austrian Oil Burners in the Sky

March 9th, 2011 | by Jo Borras

Most people don’t think “light” when they think of diesels.  In the US, especially, the word “diesel” is almost synonymous



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