The new ElectraFlyer-C is an electric conversion of an older kit plane called the Moni. The new derivation uses Lithium Ion Polymer batteries to save weight and will fly at a max speed of 90mph for 90 minutes. When you’re done, you simply plug it into the nearest mains power socket for a recharge. How’s that for cheap flying, eh? The only downside is the cramped cockpit, which suggests that anyone over size skinny will not be welcome aloft in this aircraft. Ah well…it was a nice dream… No price as yet, but expect to pay around $20,000 or so. [Via Gizmag]
The near silent motor and large, low RPM propeller provide quiet flying enjoyment. No earplugs! # Improved neighbor relations. Possible extra flying sites due to quiet operation. # No handling of smelly gasoline and oil. No soot or dirt. # Sturdy electric motor. No engine maintenance; no disassembly to clean out carbon, no top overhauls, no carburetor adjustments, no expensive major overhauls. # Dependable, no hassle starting, just turn the power dial. # Instant, sure, restart for soaring applications. # Just plug your charger into any 110 outlet to “refuel” our machine. Approx. $0.60 for a full charge. Easily and quickly removable battery packs.