Petition for ecofriendly airplanes.

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    Oct 10, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    http://signon.org/sign/ecofriendly-planes?source=c.url&r_by=4178922
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    Oct 11, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    You need to get out more. You're ruining the last few remnants of a mind you have left. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    Quote:"Mandate that all airplanes be equiped with wind turbines to charge batteries. "

    WTF? Whose batteries? The planes? How about my Honda Civic Hybrid's batteries? That would be a big help!icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 11, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidQuote:"Mandate that all airplanes be equiped with wind turbines to charge batteries. "

    WTF? Whose batteries? The planes? How about my Honda Civic Hybrid's batteries? That would be a big help!icon_rolleyes.gif


    maybe there will be something about that in the next Transformers movie.
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    Oct 11, 2012 8:41 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidQuote:"Mandate that all airplanes be equiped with wind turbines to charge batteries. "


    (a) Batteries = Weight = More energy required to keep it in the air
    (b) What turns the wind turbines ? If its the plane then this is going to add drag = more energy consumption.

    Economic pressures are already there for more fuel efficient travel, fuel is a major cost for airlines and they manufacturers are working on how to make planes more fuel efficient.
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    Oct 11, 2012 8:56 AM GMT
    "Mandate that all airplanes be equiped with wind turbines to charge batteries."

    That literally made me laugh out loud. lol
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    Oct 11, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
    Bodycontactau said
    StudlyScrewRite saidQuote:"Mandate that all airplanes be equiped with wind turbines to charge batteries. "


    (a) Batteries = Weight = More energy required to keep it in the air
    (b) What turns the wind turbines ? If its the plane then this is going to add drag = more energy consumption.

    Economic pressures are already there for more fuel efficient travel, fuel is a major cost for airlines and they manufacturers are working on how to make planes more fuel efficient.


    Do planes run off of Biodiesel yet? Can the propeller or turbine that makes it fly in the first place also turn gears to harvest energy?
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou need to get out more. You're ruining the last few remnants of a mind you have left. icon_lol.gif


    did I mention I'm the Volunteer Coordinator in multiple green organizations here in Houston, Houston Green Scene, Emerging Professionals, and have affiliations with Air Alliance Houston and 350.org. I'm a very busy guy. Do you have an invite for me or something? My Homeland Security Bouncer might need to read it for me if you send it by mail. Email is less of a hassle.
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    Oct 12, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    How fast to 1K on these? Any extra EQM's?
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    Oct 12, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    Bodycontactau said
    StudlyScrewRite saidQuote:"Mandate that all airplanes be equiped with wind turbines to charge batteries. "


    (a) Batteries = Weight = More energy required to keep it in the air
    (b) What turns the wind turbines ? If its the plane then this is going to add drag = more energy consumption.

    Economic pressures are already there for more fuel efficient travel, fuel is a major cost for airlines and they manufacturers are working on how to make planes more fuel efficient.


    Exactly. It's like saying all lamps should be fitted with solar panels to reclaim energy.
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    Oct 12, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    I thought this was going to be about eco-friendly, high tech masculine airplanes.
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:17 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI thought this was going to be about eco-friendly, high tech masculine airplanes.


    no, more of simple way to control the climate. I don't know why its spelled wit
    A hyphen. I leave it out for positive thought reasons, just like I use a plus sign in the date.
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    LitAwake saidDo planes run off of Biodiesel yet?
    Yes. In fact, most of the new piston-powered airplanes in production now run off bio-diesel.
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    LitAwake saidDo you have an invite for me or something? My Homeland Security Bouncer might need to read it for me if you send it by mail. Email is less of a hassle.

    Could you please send us a pic of his "DHS Bouncer" badge? And maybe a pic of your Space Cadet ring, too.
  • maxferguson

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    Nov 18, 2012 10:48 AM GMT
    You're petitioning for innovation? Suppose you get enough signatures....you're still short on ideas - wind turbines would probably cause more resistance and drag (increasing consumption), than simply using the electricity the engine is creating anyway.

    A more "eco-friendly" solution would be to mandate a maximum time that engines could run when it is reasonably certain that a plane will be waiting on the tarmac for while.