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    don't make me dig out my photos of planes on skis and another balloon tires on a glacier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottonwood View Post
    Let's see some more pics of Model S's in great locations!
    Okay, the location's not so great but...


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    Elon Musk has mentioned the possibility of a battery powered aircraft in the not-too-distant future. An electric jet engine would not be dependent on oxygen, as it's fuel powered counterpart is, making electric jet engines more efficient at altitude. According to Musk, the motor technology is already there. It's just a matter of reducing the mass and increasing the capacity of lithium power packs. When you think about it, a commercial jet carries quite a few pounds of fuel at takeoff. If a battery pack could be developed that has half the weight of that fuel and equivalent range, we could be there.
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    Is this a plane or a Thang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Is this a plane or a Thang?

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    I'd call that an autogyro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    I'd call that an autogyro.
    +1!

    I thought that when I looked but didn't post anything.

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