Tested the first hybrid electric aircraft




For hybrid cars have all become accustomed. But few people have heard about the aircraft, which combine electric motors with internal combustion classical settings.
Испытан первый гибридный электрический самолет

Winged machines of this type are now actively created. And not enthusiasts, and large companies. It is reported that one of these projects has joined the corporation Boeing.

The basis of the experts have designed the University of Cambridge. Now – with the help of aviation giant – they quickly will bring to mind one-place car. Test flights have already taken place.

It is known that the invention successfully raised in the air. The flight was at an altitude of 400 meters. It happened in the UK.
Испытан первый гибридный электрический самолет

The above is very important. Previously, a similar invention conquered the sky difficult – do not let technology. Batteries were too heavy. New lithium-polymer cells – such as those used in modern laptop – to bypass restrictions. And make the concept of “hybrids” quite viable.

Arranged all relatively simple. Propellers in motion leads as a traditional four-stroke solution Honda, and battery.

Moreover, on the basis of gasoline engine can recharge the power source (acting as a generator). And off after leaving the ground when the plane lies on the right course. Then cruising speed is maintained by electricity.

The above makes it possible to save fuel. Its consumption is reduced by 30%.


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