This record-breaking electric plane stomps gas-powered Cessna
When Chip Yates started working on his electric airplane in 2012, he wasn't trying to make conventional, gas-powered aircraft look slow. That hasn't changed, Yates says. "That was not the design goal." But he's happy to point out his plane is as fast or faster than its competitors that run on single piston gas engines. The five world records he set last year for electric planes were finally officially verified by the Fédération Aéronautique International, and now he can officially claim bragging rights.
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