05 Jul '11, 7pm

Tiny Electric Airplane Sets Speed Record

The tiny plane has a wing span of 16 feet and only weighs 200 pounds -- just big enough to fit its pilot. It's powered by two 35 horsepower electric motors and two 1.5 kWh batteries which could only sustain the high speed for just a moment. When flown at a slower 65 mph, the plane can fly for about 25 minutes.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/ecogeeks/3550-tiny-electric-airpla...

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