Originally Posted by Murocflyer
Saw a link to this on the RC Advisor web site (awesome site with tons of RC info) and checked it out.
I see these two gentlemen are planning a heck of a trip with an RC airplane. I applaud their enthusiasm and willingness to take on a challenge. Reminds me of myself back on 2008.
Anyway, two problems I see with this.
1. There is no way they are going to keep their plane under AUW of 5 lbs with a target speed of 70 MPH and a flight duration of 1.5 hours.
2. I don't think they can make this plane from only foam like they want to.
Have a look and see what you think. Please let's not get into the safety thing. We can debate that for weeks on end. Let's focus on the technical aspect of this electric powered airplane. Be interesting to hear your thoughts on it.
This always impressed me: