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Misconceptions of Electric Propulsion Aircraft and their Emergent Aviation Markets

  title={Misconceptions of Electric Propulsion Aircraft and their Emergent Aviation Markets},
  author={Rob and McDonald and M. Patterson and A. Gohardani and J. Langelaan and M. Hepperle},
Over the past several years there have been aircraft conceptual design and system studies that have reached conflicting conclusions relating to the feasibility of full and hybrid electric aircraft. Some studies and propulsion discipline experts have claimed that battery technologies will need to improve by 10 to 20 times before electric aircraft can effectively compete with reciprocating or turbine engines. However, such studies have approached comparative assessments without understanding the… Expand

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