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chef
24 May 2012, 1139
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/electric-motorcycle-pioneer-plans-to-recreate-lindberghs-flight-with-electric-airplane/

DaveAK
24 May 2012, 1206
Great press as always. And as always, good luck to him. Certainly a novel refueling approach.

ETcelerate
24 May 2012, 1214
Maybe he can get "Better Place" (http://www.betterplace.com/) as a sponsor. In flight pits sounds incredibly challenging. Reminds me of this vid...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z08EKCtoQ6E

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

chef
24 May 2012, 1306
Maybe he can get "Better Place" (http://www.betterplace.com/) as a sponsor. In flight pits sounds incredibly challenging. Reminds me of this vid...
Wow! :O

billmi
24 May 2012, 1827
Interesting airplane design. I wonder where they'll put the pizza box and regen system.

billmi
24 May 2012, 1838
Oh, there's the KERS:
http://www.flightofthecentury.com/kinetic-energy-recovery-in-a-descending-electric-airplane/

dice23
24 May 2012, 1916
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?

DaveAK
25 May 2012, 1657
Oh, there's the KERS:
http://www.flightofthecentury.com/kinetic-energy-recovery-in-a-descending-electric-airplane/
And I thought you were joking. Should've known better.

Warren
26 July 2012, 1100
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/2012/120725_new-pilot-brings-worlds-fastest-electric-aircraft-to-OSH.html

Warren
26 June 2013, 0949
Chip is still at it.

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

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

billmi
27 June 2013, 1204
Not everyone is convinced that Yates is anything but a hot-rodder in an airplane

And what's so bad about that? Clearly, he's had a lot of fun with electric motorcycles, and is doing the same with his plane. More power to him.

Skeezmour
27 June 2013, 2251
It's fun since I talk with Chip every month or so and always enjoy hearing what his latest wall to shatter is. GO CHIP!

Warren
24 July 2013, 2010
No dead stick landing this time...almost boring...if you call flying an electric airplane boring. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2RgkVzcTk&feature=c4-overview&list=UU3Eu-5rGeEJisIpligYHRlQ

Warren
02 September 2013, 1324
He has got these dead stick landings down! Cool as ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKE1yEyuNkk

Warren
15 October 2013, 0720
Time-to-climb record...kind of like a wheelie.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/10/yates-world-records/