Thursday, July 26, 2007

An electric plane

Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Show Electric Propulsion System for Sport Aircraft

This is very cool. The company Sonex Aircraft is working on making an electric plane. Granted this plane will not be used for passengers (just a pilot) and won't be hauling anything. Their stated goal is simply to make a plane that can be used to set electric flight records, but there are some very interesting technologies discussed in here. I think this is good. It's another outlet for engineers to biuld and test electric motors. Everytime someone does this the chances for a breakthrough that can move us closer to an electric car society happen. That is awesome.

I hope they succeed in their tests and that they are able to contribute something new to the overall electric car race that is going on.