Over the years of the Schneider Trophy air race, from 1913 to 1931, aircraft speed increased from about 60 mph to more than 340 mph, setting the stage for the high-performance piston-powered fighters of World War II. The organizers of Air Race E, and founding sponsor Airbus, hope the new racing series will similarly drive the state of the art for electric-powered aircraft. “Our aim by establishing an electric racing series is to develop a unifying platform for the development of ...

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