World’s first manned electric helicopter flight

On August 12, 2011, Pascal Chretien, an electrical/aerospace engineer and helicopter pilot, took to the air in the world’s first untethered, fully electric manned helicopter flight in a prototype machine that he designed and built almost entirely by himself. . . . In his 2 minute, 10 second test flight, Chretien beat aviation giant Sikorsky into the record books – but it was not without significant risk. As the man himself puts it: “in case of crash I stand good chances to end up in kebab form.”  [Via Gizmag.]

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Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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