Essay Electric Powered Aircraft

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Introduction
In the quest to build an electric powered aircraft the engineers of all times have faced obstacles when they have to design and build these aircraft, one of them is the size and weight of the batteries that run the electric motors, the weight has been too heavy and not producing enough energy to supply the needed power. Other of the main obstacles is that the consequences of failure were too high and if these aircraft running out of power meant a guarantee crash landing. During the last several years and encouraged by the progress in technology and the batteries becoming lighter, more powerful and efficient that the interests in electric propulsion systems for aircraft has grown considerably. While not quiet yet to build full
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Introduction
In the quest to build an electric powered aircraft the engineers of all times have faced obstacles when they have to design and build these aircraft, one of them is the size and weight of the batteries that run the electric motors, the weight has been too heavy and not producing enough energy to supply the needed power. Other of the main obstacles is that the consequences of failure were too high and if these aircraft running out of power meant a guarantee crash landing. During the last several years and encouraged by the progress in technology and the batteries becoming lighter, more powerful and efficient that the interests in electric propulsion systems for aircraft has grown considerably. While not quiet yet to build full size electric powered aircraft but we are seeing the developing and manufacturing of various hybrid aircraft and smaller size all electric powered aircraft.
Industry Incentives
As the hybrid designed aircraft makes a such a great improvement in efficiency due to the use of a relatively small fuel driven engine designed to run at its most efficient during cruising altitudes and use only the battery and electric motor to provide the extra power needed for takeoff and climbing, in addition the battery can recover the energy from the small fuel driven engine during descent when the propellers spin a generator to produce electric power to charge the batteries.
The recent grown in motivation for the study and developing of alternative propulsion