Electric Airplanes and Drones

A History

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About the Book

Attempts at electric powered flight date to well before the 19th century. Battery weight and low energy output made it impractical until the 1990s, when the advent of lightweight materials, solar power, improved engines and the LiPo (lithium polymer) battery opened the skies to a wide variety of electric aircraft.
The author describes the diverse designs of modern electric flying machines—from tiny insect-styled drones to stratospheric airships—and explores developing trends, including flying cars and passenger airliners.

About the Author(s)

Kevin Desmond, a technology historian and biographer, lives near Bordeaux in southern France. Since 1976, he has published 27 books and 300-plus articles on the men and women innovators, often forgotten, behind the progress of transport and related subjects.

Bibliographic Details

Kevin Desmond
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 95 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6961-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3341-1
Imprint: McFarland