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  1. Is it cloud based or on premise solution?
  2. I don't think that fewer parts will make certification cheaper. The highly flammable batteries will probably be much more expensive to certify...
  3. @mdrejhon You keep mentioning massive fuel cost savings. A typical caravan has (the ones we operated) had a fuel burn of 60-70L of Jet A1 per load. Current fuel price my country is 0.41€ per L. This comes to 1.85€ of fuel per person. Sure, the electricity is 4 or more times cheaper. But saving 1.4€ per ticket in a ticket that costs 30€ doesn't seem much. And for the fast charging that you are mentioning. The power consumption would be the same as for a wind tunnel, meaning huge infrastructure investments and massive electricity bills (I don't know if it is the same in US, but in my country the power company charges you for the power you use and the "available power" - for example household 7kw supply costs 5€ monthly and 21kw costs 25€). I don't think conversions are the way to go. Most (non Tesla) car manufacturers tried with converting existing models, but all of them found that it is just better to start from scratch. Lastly you keep mentioning the batteries that would be needed for a load + 30min reserve. What kind of battery do you think this would need?
  4. 306 had the OP126 also on the list (but doesn't anymore) and it packs ok...
  5. Well the longest flight they did was 3min. And for passenger service you don't need constant full power, like you do for skydiving. You can check the data avaliable for Pipistrel Alpha Electro: And then get a sense of what they are getting - but basically they have a 22 kWh battery pack + a 60kW motor and mentioning up to 1h endurance. Then when you read into it, they say up to 45min minutes with cruise at 18kW power. And the same is with the Beaver.
  6. Why does the fuel weight really matter? Based on the data you gave the numbers aren't that much different. Empty plane 1003kg, max landing weight 1633. You then have 630kg available. When you calculate the engine weight saving you have extra 148kg available. This means total 778kg. Batteries weigh 600kg, so that gives you 178kg available for passengers and pilot. "NASA batteries" isn't really a thing yet and it is not going to be for a few decades, and when it comes it is going to be super expensive. Even if they are not using standard production batteries they are not getting much better energy density the Tesla packs have.
  7. It is still useless for skydiving and it is going to remain such for a long time. As previously mentioned, you would need a 100kWh battery pack to get a load with a 206 up. The most advanced battery pack on the market currently (the one found in Tesla M3) weighs 168 Wh/kg. So a 100kWh battery pack weighs about 600kg. The one that would be made specifically for a plane wouldn't have such density, but lets ignore that. A C206 has a max payload of around 650kg. You will get some weight saving with the engine which is only 72kg as opposed to the 220kg of the IO520. So with the engine weight saving you would get around 200kg of usable payload. So a pilot and 2 very light skydivers. The Caravan would get you slightly better results, but still unusable for a real operation. The are mentioning 105 miles of range - yeah, but at a very low power setting, in cruise.
  8. Do any of the 3 have any load organising over the weekends?
  9. Your best bet would be Empuriabrava. You might also find some DZs in Italy, but not for the whole week. In Slovenia we don't have anything that would be open all week, but we do have wednesday afternoons and friday-sunday.
  10. They will recognize USPA for everybody, except for Austrian nationals. Austrian nationals need to have national licenses. It is probably the same in all EU countries - if you are a national, you need to have the national license. However FAI does indeed issue normal licenses (and not just sporting licenses). You can get the documents here:
  11. I jumped it the last couple of days. At first I was sceptical if I would actually hear or understand what it is telling me, but it is super clear. I still had an audible in my helmet, but with Vog telling me altitudes every 100 ft I didn't really need it.
  12. Is Flysight really being considered? Me and a friend had it for a couple of jumps, we were together from exit to breakoff but the average speed was different for about 30km/h, measured from 2700m to 1700m.
  13. I was trying something simmilar with Moto360 Sport, but the problem was the accidental push of the power button with the gloves I had on. Do you have any ideas about how to solve this?
  14. How does this work? For example for tandem videos, do I need a new license for each customer or does it still count under the same project? I'm thinking about jamendo and simmilar.
  15. Does it only use 2g network? I think 2g switch-off is in plan over the whole world in a couple of years. Otherwise in Europe it should be fine...I can't remeber a dropzone that would have bad reception, even the ones in the middle of nowhere and in mountain valleys. How about using your own sim? There ares services available that offer 1mb of data per month free. For example this: