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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:15 am
by Hagar
First commercial electric airplane completes flight

An aircraft designed in 1946 might become the first commercial electric plane, following a short but successful test flight. Vancouver-based Harbour Air's took its "eBeaver" on a ten-minute hop on the Fraser River in Richmond, BC, with CEO and pilot Greg McDougall at the controls. "Today, we made history," he said in a statement. Harbour Air expects the eBeaver to go into commercial service in 2022.

Re: eBeaver

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 pm
by Flying Trucker
Happy New Year Doug... <<q

Thanks for posting this...have been following prior to the flight

Doug it seems to me we have come along way from your and my old Tiger Moth days
Gosh I miss the song in those wires... ;)

Re: eBeaver

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:08 am
by Hagar
Happy New Year to you Doug. :dance:

The eBeaver project looks interesting but I think we have some way to go yet. With present battery technology it will have a limited range & be restricted to operating between bases with available charging facilities. I suppose it could carry a generator of some sort for use in emergencies.