Rockiedog2 is so old he could be my Grandfather. Have you seen him in person ?Yeah, I initially wrote “The day is coming when you old farts ...” then realized that I’m probably older than everyone else here except Pops and Rockiedog2, so I changed it.
and we will be called "certified old fart"I can see it now... "When I was your age we had to put gasoline into these airplanes! We had to climb up a big ladder carrying a twenty pound hose, through the sleet and snow. We had to pull a big stick out of the engine and make sure it was filled with oil or else those engines would disintegrate! We had to take spark plugs out of the cylinders and sandblast them clean! You spoiled kids don't know how lucky you are... !"
The EAA reporter got it wrong. The flight used Lithium ion, not lead acid. In the article the EAA linked to as a source, the founder/CEO stated:Apparently 2000 pounds of lead acid batteries for this flight. https://eaa.org/eaa/news-and-publications/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/bits-and-pieces-newsletter/01-10-2020-A-Plug-In-Beaver?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTnpjMlpHWmlPR1U1T0dWayIsInQiOiJFODR4bUdZSk9mSnc1a1kyRHBVdVwvYWJhcG5xWjlIbFNXYnRUVjZYaGcwbDhISTg3WWZyVm13UGlUM3JzdEVjanpQeEdCYXZza0lLYzdtQ0xmcnlpb01zSmpqMDBqNjBCXC9BNWRPYVF1N0NRdnJcL1lNbVo2V01ESlJ5aGlxb21aYSJ9