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Mar 22, 2010

The Lipo Powered Airplane

In the near future (or today) it may be more efficient to put a small and simple electric motor and lipo (lithium polymer) batteries to an airplane than conventional fuel with a heavy internal combustion engine with reduction gears. Check the following video what can be done with a dedicated electric motor with lipo batteries.

Lipo battery powered paraglider.

Here are two links to LiPo battery guides:

An electric paraglider motor in England (Notice the small size of the motor and batteries).

Sonex has already tested this idea.

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1 comment:

  1. very green!
    though fuel manufacturers will try to discourage this concept by spreading all the nonsense