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    EV Pioneer Plans to Recreate Lindbergh’s Flight in Electric Airplane

    Any guesses who the pioneer might be? ..... Chip Yates! The most interesting part of his plan, aside from crossing the Atlantic, is using UAVs as replacement battery packs.

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/05...tric-airplane/

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    Great press as always. And as always, good luck to him. Certainly a novel refueling approach.

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    Maybe he can get "Better Place" as a sponsor. In flight pits sounds incredibly challenging. Reminds me of this vid...



    Do the Motoczysz race bikes still have hot-swappable batteries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETcelerate View Post
    Maybe he can get "Better Place" as a sponsor. In flight pits sounds incredibly challenging. Reminds me of this vid...
    Wow!

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    Interesting airplane design. I wonder where they'll put the pizza box and regen system.
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    Sensei - Electric Ninja 250

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    lmao...EV pioneer? anyway...more power to him! god knows lightning motors beat with the bike...lol. bet his wife has a large insurance policy? chip..you need to stop racing them damn electric bikes and get an electric plane and fly around the world? she said? i'm thinking i would really like to meet him...seems crazy as me...lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmi View Post
    And I thought you were joking. Should've known better.

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    Dead stick landings are about as much fun as tank slappers. His recycled bike battery pack pucked, and put smoke in the ****pit! Pretty hysterical software censorship here eh?

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ChipYates

    http://www.airventure.org/news/2012/...ft-to-OSH.html
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    Chip is still at it.

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/06/chip-yates/all/

    Tops Musk's SuperCharger and battery swap. :-)

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