eBeaver

Real aviation things here. News, items of interest, information, questions, etc!

eBeaver

Postby Hagar » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:15 am

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.

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2019/12/11/first-commercial-electric-airplane-completes-flight/?ncid=webmail
Image

Founder & Sole Member - Grumpy's Over the Hill Club for Veteran Virtual Aviators
Member of the Fox Four Group
My Picasa gallery
My Flickr albums
User avatar
Hagar
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 34779
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2002 7:15 am
Location: Costa Geriatrica

Re: eBeaver

Postby Flying Trucker » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 pm

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... ;)
Cheers...Happy Landings...Doug
Flying Trucker
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 14333
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:28 pm

Re: eBeaver

Postby Hagar » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:08 am

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.
Image

Founder & Sole Member - Grumpy's Over the Hill Club for Veteran Virtual Aviators
Member of the Fox Four Group
My Picasa gallery
My Flickr albums
User avatar
Hagar
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 34779
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2002 7:15 am
Location: Costa Geriatrica


Return to Real Aviation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 97 guests