I am troubled by the ongoing fantasy that an array of solar panels on the wings would recharge and power the airplane. Or an electric car.
That fantasy seems to be driven by a direct disconnect from reality, which in turn, seems driven by the belief that all electricity comes out of a grid socket and is instantly available and instantly transfers full charge to the battery bank. It simply does not work that way. PV panels absorb energy from the sun, then produce electricity at a relativly low conversion rate [even the highest tech panels yield only about 16% ]... Sorry to rain you your private parade. The reality gap between dream and production is a wide one, on the same scale as the ancient alchemist who believed there was a simple formula to convert lead to gold.. On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM, OK Don via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > It's certainly not the worlds first, Yuneec flew one in 2009 - - - > according to the Telegraph: "The aircraft manufacturer has unveiled the > world's first plug-in plane at the Paris Air Show." > > > http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/exclusivevids/ExclusiveVideo_YuneecE430_ElectricAirplane_FirstFlight_200617-1.html > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyyQ1BckK0 > > > On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < > email@example.com> wrote: > > > All they need is a solar PV charging station... > > > > On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes < > > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > > > > > -- > OK Don > > NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! > > *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of > our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain > > "There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who > learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence > for themselves." > > WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers* > 2013 F150, 18 mpg > 2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph! > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com