Could you create a battery powered plane?

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Tom.G
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from: IEEE SPECTRUM Jan 2020, pg 47 (SPECTRUM.IEEE.ORG)

ROLLS-ROYCE TO FLY RECORD-BREAKING ELECTRIC PLANE
"In the first quarter of 2020, Rolls-Royce will unveil ACCEL, which it says is the fastest all-electric plane ever designed."

It is a one-seat racing plane.

To break the current 3-year-old speed record of 340KPH (212MPH), they expect a speed of 480KPH, (300MPH). They state that the data acquisition rate is >20 000 points per second to optimize the actively cooled battery system.

"Look to the skies over Britain to see this plane in action."

Now THAT sounds like a bit of a project!

Cheers,
Tom
 
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