Electric speed record among the clouds

Chip Yates electric airplane speed recordA part of the great innovators feel for some reason irresistibly attracted to conquer the sky. Even Chip Yates doesn't want to lag behind, who left his card after the land whizzing also in the clouds.

Chip Yates electric airplane speed record

Who deals with the development of alternative powered vehicles, but only just keeps it's eyes on this area, this person, we should admit, is a little bit obsessed. He believes in something that is nowadays less marketable, that doesn't bring visible results in the concerned circle of problems, that is from the viewpoint of the external, cold spectator rather an expensive amusement than a logical building of the future.

Then there are also real obsessed people by whom the green mentality couples with speed mania, permanently pushing the envelope. Our talkative hero, Chip belongs to the team of the latters. Last year he entered the race with an electric motorbike, he set up a new time record on the not in least as ordinary counting running-up competition of Pikes Peak, and he is also the record holder of electric motorbiking with the maximum speed value of 305km/h. Recently he has improved also this limit, in the literal sense of the word.

Chip Yates electric airplane speed record

As a newer daring step Chip Yates transformed a Burt Rutan Lon EZ airplane, and not to be marking time too much, he installed the same electric engine into the plane, which one he used in case of the two-wheeled racing bike. The maximum speed of 326 km/h really means a record in the category of the e-planes, though we have to add promptly that our adventure-mooded pilot has so overspinned the perfomance that some of the cells had broken down, therefore the show ended with an emergency landing.

Chip Yates electric airplane speed record

So nobody should rashly embark on similar DIY – also Chip learnt from this case and he's already up to develope an optimal engine conception. Because he will push off the ground again to overdo his own record, this we can take for granted.

Chip Yates electric airplane speed record

We can't decide only that, what could be the utility of such „developments". Because in the public and goods transportation is hardly expected a switch in short terms, that's quite probable. Or the time of electric helicopters and/or planes may have come shortly?

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