from an abc report.
“On the day ABC Information visited, Alice’s batteries had simply arrived and engineers in hazmat-like fits had been working to suit the behemoth batteries onto the left and proper aspect of the airplane. The batteries might be 50% of the takeoff weight and make up the fuselage of the airplane close to the place the wings connect.”
“Whereas not an extended distance airplane, 440 miles suits the wants of many regional airways around the globe. Charging the airplane might be much like charging a Tesla. Whereas passengers are boarding, the airplane might be plugged in and capable of do most of a flight off of only a 30 minute cost.”
“The plane’s first flight passed off at Grant County Worldwide Airport (KMWH) in Moses Lake, Washington, on September 27. Alice was airborne at round 7:10 AM PST, and flew for about 9 minutes and three seconds at an altitude of round 3,500 ft.”
why solely 9 minutes and solely 3500ft?
batteries=50% of take of weight.
9 passengers and a pair of pilots.
scale this as much as 100 passengers, baggage and cocktails and get again to me.
i’d like to the information collected throughout this flight.