Recreating Lindbergh’s flight — in an electric plane

Electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates is making plans for an all-electric recreation of Charles Lindbergh’s famous trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. According to a report at Wired.com, Yates is betting that, like Lindbergh’s, his airplane will fly non-stop to Paris. He plans on flying at least as fast as Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, and for added challenge and recreation authenticity, he’ll fly relatively low to avoid getting an extra push from the jet stream.

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  1. Steve says

    Will he navigate by dead reckoning? If he’s really going to simulate Lindbergh’s epic flight he will do it without an autopilot.

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