The Sonex Electric Airplane is a concept plane which runs on batteries. That’s right, you can recharge it from your wall socket and poodle off as and when you feel the need. Clever eh? Two things. First, there’s no way I’d trust any teeny tiny engine like that to keep me aloft at 5000 feet for any length of time and two, a 24 hour charging cycle for an hour’s flight time? Riiight!
And it’s significant that while there’s a fancy video, there’s no footage of the thing actually working. It just sits there looking pretty. And yellow. Nope, sorry I’m going to stick with terra firmata for the time being. [via The Raw Feed]