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Old May 5th 16, 09:39 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:50:12 PM UTC-4, Vaughn Simon wrote:
On 5/4/2016 1:03 PM,
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Follow that open ended pipe back a bit; see the catalytic converter?

Follow back a bit more; see all the crap to reduce emmisions?

Ever looked under the hood of a car from the 50's?

In the LA area, air concentrations of volatile organic compounds declined
by a factor of 50 between 1962 and 2012. Nitrous oxides and ozone declined
by 70% to 80% over the same period of time.

As for "dump our trash", dairy farms now get fined for spilling milk.

Along with you, I applaud the progress that has been made in the past.
That said, wave your arms all you want, talk about spilled milk all you
want, the fact will remain that vehicle emissions are a major
contributor to air pollution.


As of 2011, there are over one billion cars in operation daily
on planet earth. The implications are obvious.


Nope, less than 800 million cars; you are counting trucks and buses.

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Old May 25th 16, 10:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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On 5/25/2016 4:12 PM, george152 wrote:
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The toy has broken down again


It can't be too broke, it's in the air right now.

Still, this is "bleeding edge" technology and "stuff" is bound to
happen. That's how we learn.
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Old May 26th 16, 01:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Vaughn Simon wrote:
On 5/25/2016 4:12 PM, george152 wrote:
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The toy has broken down again


It can't be too broke, it's in the air right now.

Still, this is "bleeding edge" technology and "stuff" is bound to
happen. That's how we learn.


I gave up trying to find any technical details on their web site for
all the hurrah for us hype and green propaganda so it is difficult to
tell just how much of the thing is actually "bleeding edge" technology.

Solar cells and lithium batteries have been around for a while, so unless
the thing has custom motors or batteries not yet on the market, I would
hardly call it "bleeding edge" technology.


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Old May 27th 16, 12:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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On 5/26/2016 9:53 AM, Vaughn Simon wrote:
On 5/25/2016 4:12 PM, george152 wrote:
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The toy has broken down again


It can't be too broke, it's in the air right now.


At the time I posted it was broke

Still, this is "bleeding edge" technology and "stuff" is bound to
happen. That's how we learn.

No. There's no edge and no learning required.
It's a toy.
Single seat. No payload. Cruising speed lower than stalling speed on a
real aircraft.
 




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