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    Probably stupid question but - motor glider for normal personal aviation travel

    I was on a military charter flight flying from Guam to Hawaii. At least, that was the original plan. After several hours (4-ish) in the air, as they approached to point of no return....they decided we didn't have enough fuel to safely complete the flight with the higher than expected head...
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    Probably stupid question but - motor glider for normal personal aviation travel

    You might want to check out the Pipistrel Virus SW. Pipistrel made two moto rgliders which are essentially identical but for their wing span: The Sinus with a 50 foot wingspan, and a Virus with a 40 ft wing span. The standard engine is an 80 HP Rotax Then someone took a Virus...
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    Why battery-powered aircraft will never have significant range

    Why limit the time period between sunrise and sunset? See Solar Impulse 2, which has (had?) batteries to allow continued flight in the dark. But....it's a little slower than you want. And more fragile.
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    Why battery-powered aircraft will never have significant range

    I thought it was the carburetor that allowed cars to run on water that got buried. Of course, now that water is more expensive than gasoline in your grocery aisle, they may be bringing it back.....
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