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#641 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 04:48 AM

This is a good video about Joby.  Kind of the Uber of short flights.

 

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https://youtu.be/a717YZnhQ-s

 

It's still estimated to be $3/mile per passenger.  Which for Nanaimo to Vancouver or Victoria to Vancouver or even Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen would still be quite expensive.  Nanaimo to Vancouver is 30+ miles. 


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#642 spanky123

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 01:46 PM

This is a good video about Joby.  Kind of the Uber of short flights.

 

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https://youtu.be/a717YZnhQ-s

 

It's still estimated to be $3/mile per passenger.  Which for Nanaimo to Vancouver or Victoria to Vancouver or even Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen would still be quite expensive.  Nanaimo to Vancouver is 30+ miles. 

 

Cheaper than Harbour Air!


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 02:13 PM

Harbour Air:

We’re excited to be taking part in BC Aviation Museum’s Annual Open House this Saturday in Sidney, B.C. A great event for the whole family, take your weekend to new flight and learn more about aircraft and aviation history. Activities include a display of vintage aircrafts and cars, military reenactors, children’s activities, food trucks and more!

Members of Harbour Air’s ePlane team will be on-site showcasing the future of sustainable flight, answering any burning questions and of course our all-electric Dehavilland Beaver will be on display.

Experience an insiders look at our electrifying journey, we hope to see you there!

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 10:15 PM

Harbour Air completed the first point-to-point test flight using its all-electric plane on Thursday, calling the journey from Richmond to Sidney a “historic flight.”

The e-Beaver, a modified de Havilland Beaver aircraft with electric engine powered by batteries, flew 72 kilometres in 24 minutes.

The aircraft left Harbour Air’s terminal on the Fraser River, next to Vancouver International Airport, and landed in Patricia Bay, adjacent to Victoria International Airport.

“This is a major milestone in the advancement of all-electric commercial flights,” the company said in a statement,

“Take-off was at 0812 with ample reserve power upon landing at 0836.”

 

 

https://www.timescol...-flight-5715455

 

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Posted 19 August 2022 - 07:15 AM

The nice thing about a battery powered seaplane is when the range starts to worsen as time goes on, you can just use a tug boat to move the seaplane terminal closer to where the plane can land.


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Posted 19 August 2022 - 07:40 AM

 

Harbour Air completed the first point-to-point test flight using its all-electric plane on Thursday, calling the journey from Richmond to Sidney a “historic flight.”

The e-Beaver, a modified de Havilland Beaver aircraft with electric engine powered by batteries, flew 72 kilometres in 24 minutes.

The Beaver is one amazing aircraft.

This is the third historical engine swap into the Beaver airframe, after the original rotary, and the subsequent turbine.

 

That's three different engines, each one more contemporary and technically advanced than the one before it, and all in an airframe that first rolled out in 1947.

All remaining Beavers are still going strong with their rotary and turbine engines ... and now on the cusp of a  state of the art electric engine ... and all 75 years after first rolling off the assembly line!


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#647 Mike K.

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Posted 19 August 2022 - 07:43 AM

It’s a symbol of our nation, for sure.

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Posted 19 August 2022 - 07:41 PM

This is a major milestone in the advancement of all-electric commercial flights,” the company said in a statement,

“Take-off was at 0812 with ample reserve power upon landing at 0836.”

 

Wonder what the "ample reserve power" would be if they had a plane load of passengers?


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Posted 19 August 2022 - 07:59 PM

Wonder what the "ample reserve power" would be if they had a plane load of passengers?

Adrenaline?



#650 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 August 2022 - 04:59 AM

Electric aircraft "star attraction" at aviation museum's open house

You can see the electric Beaver today at the B.C. Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd. near Sidney, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

https://www.timescol...n-house-5720574

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#651 North Shore

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Posted 20 August 2022 - 09:53 PM

The Beaver is one amazing aircraft.

This is the third historical engine swap into the Beaver airframe, after the original rotary radial, and the subsequent turbine.

 

That's three different engines, each one more contemporary and technically advanced than the one before it, and all in an airframe that first rolled out in 1947.

All remaining Beavers are still going strong with their rotary radial and turbine engines ... and now on the cusp of a  state of the art electric engine ... and all 75 years after first rolling off the assembly line!

 Ahh..point of order...it's a *radial* engine, not a rotary..


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Posted 04 September 2022 - 07:39 PM

Seaplane crash west if Whidbey Island. It’s not looking good.

From the US Coast Guard:

The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in Mutiny Bay west of Whidbey Island.
Wacthstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center received a report at 3:11 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) that a float plane crashed with nine adults and one child aboard. The plane was en route to Seattle Tacoma International Airport after departing from Friday Harbor.
The following assets are currently involved in the search:
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew
87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Osprey and crew
87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark and crew (en route)
Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot RB-M crew
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 aircraft and crew
Additionally, first responders from South Whidbey Fire, Island County Sheriff’s Office and Snohomish County Sheriff’s office are on scene.
One deceased individual was recovered by crews on scene. Nine individuals remain unaccounted for, and a safety zone has been put into effect to help facilitate search efforts.
The cause of the incident is unknown at this time.

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#653 Mike K.

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Posted 04 September 2022 - 07:54 PM

USGS has just issued an update. They were headed for Renton Municipal, not SEATAC.

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#654 Barrrister

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Posted 04 September 2022 - 08:13 PM

God rest their souls this does not sound good at all. 



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Posted 05 September 2022 - 01:32 PM

Sounds like they hit the water at a tough angle.

#656 LJ

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Posted 05 September 2022 - 07:37 PM

If it was just an engine failure, they should have been able to safely put down on the water, so likely an elevator control issue.


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