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Cri-Cri Sets World Speed Record for Electric Airplane

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Powered by twin 35-hp electric motors, mini-eplane achieves top speed of 162 mph.

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The small frontal area of electric motors (tubular / thin) means low drag - important for aircraft. A likely development will be many tri-motor aircraft for greater power redundancy (one on the nose, two in small nacelles on the wings).

Just waiting for those magic batteries!
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