Living the “Wired.com” Life!
For loyal and engaged journalism, it doesn’t get any better than wired.com, who has been following Chip Yates’ electric innovation saga from the days of his world record setting electric motorcycle adventures to the birth of his Long-ESA and the plan to fly it nonstop across the Atlantic.
Wired covered the July 19, 2012 world record setting flight (click) of the Long-ESA and its hair-raising deadstick landing, when the plane lost propulsion power and glided somewhat shakily to the ground. But the 202.6 mph world record had been set, and it’s safe to say that Wired will be there on October 5-6, 2013 when Yates sets out to break that record at the California Capital Airshow.
This past June, Wired did a cover feature (click) on Yates’ plans to follow the path of pioneer Charles Lindburgh across the Atlantic, in his own pioneering bid to explode the frontiers of electric flight. Noting the tremendous future impact of this groundbreaking effort, Wired reports that Yates has the attention of the Pentagon. Electric aircraft have very little acoustical or thermal signature, making them well-suited to reconnaissance missions, and Yates has recently signed a cooperative research agreement with the US Navy.
The latest? Wired was on board (not literally) with coverage of the July 19, 2013 first anniversary flight (click) of the Long-ESA after a year of preparation and testing, sporting robust new batteries and a host of new technology that powered the plane to 175 mph on half throttle. Fans of wired.com will enjoy the continuing saga…all the way to the finish line.