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ELECTRA, the electric-powered aircraft in flight over the Alps

Aspres Sur Buëch, France - 50 km in 48 minutes

The last extraordinary project of APAME, the French Association promoting electric-powered engine airships, was the flight over the Alps on December 23rd, 2007, with an electric airplane. ELECTRA F-WMDJ single-seat aircraft - fitted out with a lithium-polymeric battery 25HP electric-powered engine, piloted by Christian Vandamme - left from the airfield of Aspres sur Buëch, Hautes-Alpes department,...

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