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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 13:47
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gevans35
 
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Originally Posted by Pilot DAR View Post
Electric power in aviation has a bright future, in a rather narrow band of application, which I opine does not include helicopters in the foreseeable future.
I would agree with you if it's pure electric power, but a hybrid VTOL aircraft powered by electric motors, with a battery or capacitors, replenished by a gas turbine or diesel generator, may be viable in the not to distant future?

Edit: Here's an example...
https://newatlas.com/rolls-royce-evtol-air-taxi/55466/
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