TimTaylor wrote:3Dreaming wrote:TimTaylor wrote:Seems like, if someone had something worthwhile, they could partition the FAA and get the regulation changed. IDK.
https://www.wired.com/2015/09/blame-faa ... airplanes/
I'm not sure I necessarily buy the argument that the FAA is the problem. Has anyone developed an electric motor option that will fly 400 nm on a charge, then plug into a regular 120v ac circuit and recharge 100 percent in an hour? Until they do, I don't see there is anything the FAA needs to change. If it already exist, then I agree the FAA needs to approve it.
You say develop something and then ask the FAA to change the rule. I ask why would anyone risk the cost of development to design and build something that the current rules will not allow, risking everything on hopes the FAA might change the rule?