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Old 29th Nov 2017, 07:51
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No disagreement from me, but I do think that you also need to take into account losses. The thermal efficiency of an aircraft turbofan is pretty poor compared with an electric motor....empirically stated a 100kWh Tesla can easily drive 300 miles. Try that on 2.5 gallons of Kerosene or gas.
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