Hey Torch, man, thanks for a bunch of good times here. I’m sorry the site is exploding due to weaponized incompetence, but if it’s any consolation the work you and your colleagues do is great, and I am confident it will soon be recognized by someone who knows how to, say, own and operate a media website.
Aero engineer here. The simple answer is power density and weight of batteries. Keep in mind that you have to generate enough lift to carry them, in addition to the plane, cargo, and passengers. Given a relatively fixed speed, that means somehow dramatically increasing the coefficient of lift. You can do it for… Read more
Germans would not allow a fly to be on the wall.
THERE WAS NO TIME. NEEDED TO BE THE FIRST TO SCOOP THAT MOTOR 1 SCOOPED THIS.
The loads on the engine shouldn't be an issue if it is engineered right with properly reinforced structures compared to less powerful 2.0 liter 4-bangers. The fuel is only an issue with most turbo engines if you have a lead foot...sure, less fuel efficient than a non-boosted or lower boosted engine of same… Read more