The world’s first battery-powered plane took flight today in Japan. Powered by 160 AA “Oxyride” batteries , it “soared five meters (16 feet) above the ground at a private airport owned by Honda Motor Co.”.

“This was officially the world’s first manned flight powered by dry-cell batteries, in the second test the plane soared two meters above ground and flew some 400 meters almost independently,” Zushi said

[via TheRawFeedYahoo]

The world’s first battery-powered plane took flight today in Japan. Powered by 160 AA “Oxyride” batteries , it “soared five meters (16 feet) above the ground at a private airport owned by Honda Motor Co.”.

“This was officially the world’s first manned flight powered by dry-cell batteries, in the second test the plane soared two meters above ground and flew some 400 meters almost independently,” Zushi said

[via TheRawFeedYahoo]