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Electric Ultralight

2008-04-14 13:47:01.802854+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Larry has been reading AVweb closer than me, 'cause he spotted this entry about the ElectraFlyer battery powered ultralight. Larry's musings are here, they seem to be claiming about two hours of run-time, I haven't kept up with the rules on ultralight aviation, but it seems like it might make a good platform for, say, low altitude aerial photography...

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-14 17:33:08.705673+00 by: ebradway

Yep. And the rules for ultralights is basically - there are no rules!

As I've been going through Private Pilot ground school, I've found that the rules for general aviation are much more lax than I ever thought.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-20 02:56:44.255009+00 by: Larry Burton

Ultralights use to have no rules at all but a couple of years ago the FAA brought them into the fold as light sport aircraft which now must have airworthy certificates and the pilots must have at least a light sport aircraft pilot certification. One must also be certified to perform repairs on these airplanes now.