Elegant and futuristic six-seaterThe CX300 electric plane, built by Beta Technologies from Vermont, pleasantly surprised experienced pilot Chris Caputo. But what impressed him the most was not the vertical take-off and landing, the environmental friendliness of this vehicle, or even its compactness.
Most during a 16 day trip with twoWith dozens of stops to recharge, Chris Caputo was struck by the silence. The CX300's electric motors eliminate the need for loud jet or propeller motors, allowing it to soar through the skies with near-silence. Essentially, it's the equivalent of the near-silence that drivers of modern electric vehicles enjoy.
“I was almost one with the plane.I could hear and feel the oncoming air rushing through us. We're wearing helmets now because it's experimental and safety is paramount, but if I wanted to, I could take the helmet off and nothing would muffle my speech,” Caputo told The New York Times.
But at the same time, Chris didn't like thatThe range of the device is only 621 kilometers on a single charge. However, the company aims to ensure that its customers use the CX300 for much shorter trips - from 160 to 190 km.