Electrolite Electric Ultralight To Offer Remote Piloting

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  1. Nov 18, 2019 #1

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    Well that was out of left field....

    Has he been reading our forums?

    pods that drop the battery?

    But are tethered?

    Drop em yes, tether no.
     
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    I like the idea of dropping a burning battery, but it should be tethered with some sort of ceramic fiber rope or something to render it harmless for at least some period of time. The US has already proven the effectiveness of aerial incendiary bombing many years ago, and we do not need to run any of those experiments again.
     
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    ;);)
     
  5. Nov 20, 2019 #5

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    Was reviewing the FAR's today and came across that "dropping from aircraft" thingie. Makes one wonder how this one is going to play out... :)
    And roger the incendiary bombing.
     
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    I think you'll find that the bombing of Dresden was a British 'experiment', using both RAF and USAAF aircraft.
     
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    Should we count the number of turbofan engines that have fallen from wing pylons and compare damage risks? :)

    There's been more than a few...
     
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    Not to mention frozen poo and other fun bits.
     
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    Yeah just seems to be more applicable... More than a few turbofans have self destructed and separated themselves over the years...

    Yes im an advocate of designing it to do it appropriately. Because i believe the risk is low, and certainly better than putting a revolver in the pilots hands ala ww1 theory.

    Its interesting they've added a chute...

    The remote piloting is interesting I'll say for sure. I've often pondered why for some initial test flights why some FPV gear, and large rc servos arent used. Other than the regulatory nightmare... But it would make complete sense for initial hops.
     
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    Choose one:
    Burning pack falling to earth.
    Burning aircraft falling to earth.

    I'm not sure that you guys understand the difficulty and weight of fireproofing a LiPo pack. Boeing's fix resulted in a pack that weighed more than a lead acid...
     
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    I like the display pylons it’s on...
     
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    You guys didn't notice that there was a parachute on the battery pack?

    And with a battery hanging on a tether, what does that do to the CG and controlability?

    Just eyeballing it, it looks like the battery pod is at the CG so it would have no effect on control when ejected.
     
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    Wow! Now you don't need to be a pilot to fly your own plane. And you don't even need to be in it!

    Just think how much the airlines would save by not having to pay pilots!:wonder:
     

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