Tesla Electric Airplane


Tesla Electric Plane

By: Dmitri Golden, Writer

September 2018, Elon Musk announced that his company would begin to start planning to build the first Electric Airplane. This plane would be capable of taking of and landing vertically a feature known as VTOL, it would also be capable of flying at supersonic speeds at high altitudes.

However, Elon Musk also stated that this project would be put on hold until his company finished with its current projects such as the electric cars and solar panels. He then told of the design saying that he’s thought about it a lot and saying that the trick to fly would be to transition to level flight.

He also said the the thing used for taking for vertical takeoff and landing is not suitable for high speed flight. Most likely talking about rotorcraft or powered-lift. Rotorcraft is very similar to what helicopters, quadcopters and gyrocopters use to take off and powered lift is when the plane uses fixed wings and engines to take off.


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