Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 Electric Plane Conference

The 2009 CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium - Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California - Friday, April 24, 2009 - CAFE Foundation - The organization that runs NASA's Personal Air Vehicle/General Aviation Centennial Challenges also runs an electric aircraft conference. Last year's conference had some presentations about the General Aviation Challenge, and with the CAFE request to NASA to focus this year's challenge on a $1M competition for fuel efficient aircraft, I'd imagine the competition will be a hot topic this year, too:

Topics will include the latest in motors, PV technology, controllers, batteries, chargers, new designs, prototype performance, and the “100 MPG aircraft race”.