Avinol Electric-Powered Pipistrel crashes in Norway.

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  1. FlyingElvii

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    I guess fuel emergencies aren't limited to gas-powered airplanes...

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2...1df5553dc6c2eebeb88e1a1e9876394e#.XVXVwehKiUl

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    Photographs published by Norwegian media showed the Alpha Electro G2 plane, produced by Slovenia’s Pipistrel, nose-down and partly submerged at the end of a lake near Arendal in southern Norway.

    The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

    “I made a mayday call and looked for a place to land,” Falk-Pedersen told public broadcaster NRK.

    “This is not good for the work we do,” he added."
     
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    Range anxiety is bad enough in an electric car...
     
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    I think they can land straddling a pair of hi tension lines, charge up for a few minutes then fly off, no?
     
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    Being very coy in their statement to the press.
    "I declared an emergency..."
    Why?
     
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    I have more "range anxiety" in my avgas powered plane then in any EV. I run out of juice in a car, I coast to a stop. In a plane, fewer choices :D
    Fuel type really does not matter, piloting and ADM do.

    Tim
     
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    Looks like a major glitch for electric powered airplanes.
     
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    Shouldn't be a big deal IMO. Plenty of gas powered planes have crashed in testing. It's going to take time to get the technology right.
     
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    Pilots have been crashing planes and running out of fuel for the motive source since powered flight started. The only way to stop this is to remove the pilot.

    Tim
     
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    The plane coasts to a stop too. :D
     
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