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Electric Airplanes and Drones : A History - by Kevin Desmond (Paperback)

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Attempts at electric powered flight date to well before the 19th century. Battery weight and low energy output made it impractical until the 1990s, when the advent of lightweight materials, solar power, improved engines and the LiPo (lithium polymer) battery opened the skies to a wide variety of electric aircraft. The author describes the diverse designs of modern electric flying machines—from tiny insect-styled drones to stratospheric airships—and explores developing trends, including flying cars and passenger airliners.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Transportation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Kevin Desmond
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2018
TCIN: 53771916
UPC: 9781476669618
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-8667
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