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Check the store shelves in about 20 years..

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Old 10-15-2014, 11:22 AM
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0I41EM20141015

There you go - scale it down by volume and you get a 2" cube providing 1kW for.. um.. a lot longer than 5 minutes anyways, the energy density is orders of magnitude apart. This technology might a be a little ways down the road for model use though..
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I hope they can make it work but I don't think this will be a viable RC power source even in 20 years.
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Well, maybe 50 years, who knows. In any case I won't be around to enjoy it! But man carrying electric aircraft.. hmm..
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You can buy man carrying electric aircraft today.

And there are some exciting developments in electric and solar for the near future
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Front end
flight sustainer in full scale gliders
– Looks very much like oneof our
e-gliders.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTeNKM2cXQk
http://www.front-electric-sustainer.com/why.php
http://www.front-electric-sustainer.com/index.php


Electric Hang
Gliders and Ultra Lights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJGQzsB2V-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGCiCcEY05o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l85l-5dbodA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPEgxxNi6lo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuBAC_kz50I
Electric Ultra
Light Motor Glider
– Part 103 class aircraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGPBsLLAHU8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxHzxnaLhME
http://www.electraflyer.com/electraflyer-uls.php

Solar powered
electric launched glider
– Proof of Concept aircraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4nOkgtPjC4

Solar Impulse Cross Country Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI4VQux3qIo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWvgpngKIW4

Solar Impulse II – Round the world on sun power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gibrO3Dm1s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azXbqnTqwFA

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