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BBerson

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Turnigy was first electric in China, I think. The designer was killed on a test flight and testing ended.
 

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Definitely interesting. If true, the two-hour flight duration is useful, even if the cruise speed is low. If the recharge time is short enough, that means even "$100 burger" flights are now within the realm of electrics.
 

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Turnigy was not first electric. It was Yuneec.
Turnigy is brand of Hobbyking RC shop. And some have used the biggest Turnigy motors in electric ultralights like Electric Lazair (before he switched to higher quality Joby motors after apparent KV problems with turnigy, KV not low enough).
 

Victor Bravo

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I also agree and remember that Yuneec was first in China... one of the world's the leading civilian test pilots, Dave Morss, was doing their testing in Camarillo, CA.
 
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