Saturday, June 21, 2014

 Airbus makes Electric Aircraft!

 This plane looks like a sailplane with a truncated fuselage, very cool.

Imagine taking a peaceful flight, gliding along without much noise or any fuel, effortlessly descending into the airport without a trace of emissions.
Sounds like a dream? It is. But one we can imagine in the not-so-distant future.
E-Fan, the brainchild of parent Airbus Group, is a prototype hybrid electric motor glider which will first be used for training pilots for their license at a school in Bordeaux, France, by 2017.
It debuted with its first public test flight in April 2014, and the two-seater electric aircraft is powered by two batteries, producing 60 kilowatts of power, which will be able to run for half an hour.

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