Posts Tagged ‘airplane’

Thielert Aircraft Engines bankrupcy only adds to the problem of high priced fuel

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Rarely would you think that a bankrupcy of an engine manufacturer would worsen fuel crisis issues, but this one really could.  Ever since the Diamond DA-42 Twin Star details were released and then certified I have wished to own it. Not just a plane that burns as little as 11 gals/hr, but a TWIN ENGINE that burns that total between two engines.  Well the recent news of trouble by the manufacture of those engines really troubles me in a whole other way. Read AvWeb story

Solar Plane

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

A swiss company is developing a solar airplane that is supposed to be able to fly day or night for up to 36 hours on a charge.  They plan to have a proof of concept test model flying in 2009.  Read More

Is Hygroden instead of 100LL in your future?

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Boeing’s Hydrogen fuel plane made a 45 min test flight yesterday, how soon or could it replace your 100LL?


Picture is from BBC website

Watch the flight video