You Got to Be Kidding Me!

Solar Powered UAV

Posted in Aircraft and Flying, Electric Vehicles by Stacy McMahon on August 24, 2008

Another step toward manned electric flight*, mainly because of the lithium-sulfur batteries. It’s interesting to watch people’s thinking get more focused as they actually go out and try to do things. Engineers know all about this, but it’s really nice to have your thinking accelerated by trying out your idea and seeing what happens.

Lithium-Sulfur batteries for night flying

Lithium-Sulfur batteries for night flying

* I know electric planes have flown already, but battery weight is one of the critical problems (much like with electric cars)

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