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Old Today, 10:29   #316
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Originally Posted by kjclow View Post
I saw where the FFA will be assisting in testing an all electric small aircraft for commercial travel this week. Looks like it's probably in the range of a 6-8 seater. Something like 12 motors though. Can't find the link right now, but I'll keep digging.
FFA (Future Farmers of America)? Maybe you mean the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
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Originally Posted by SilverGhost View Post
In airplanes? They don't use ICE, as we know them, now. They are more accurately continuous combustion engines.
Well, there are really still quite a few ICE powered aircraft. But few of them hold more than 4-6 passengers, including the pilot. It's one of the few remaining places that leaded gasoline is still in use. They are working on an unleaded replacement, but so far there's nothing certified. Some small aircraft are STC'd (basically a permit to use something the plane wasn't certified for) for using normal automotive gasoline, but nothing that is used for commercial aviation if I recall correctly.

I was pretty sure FFA was supposed to be FAA.
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