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Old 18th Oct 2018, 13:43
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Chris Scott
 
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Originally Posted by msbbarratt View Post
The noise doesn't come from the engines, their cores are far too small to make that din.
Yes. Unless they employed very clever technology, the props on the electric one would be nearly as noisy. Would they be constant-speed and fully-feathering, or would either of those features be unnecessary?

Unless the aircraft could continue to do the leg to Kirkwall, which seems unlikely with current battery technology, Loganair must be contemplating creating records for lowest average aircraft utilisation per day.

"Hello Madam, welcome to Papa Westray. I hope you enjoyed your noisy flight from Kirkwall. If you wish to continue your journey, please gather your personal items together and accompany me to our quiet, environmentally-friendly, Whispering Dwarf aircraft for the short hop to Westray...."
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