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World's Fastest Electric Plane Breaks 200MPH Barrier (Video)

For most people, the first time they fly a new airplane is an occasion for caution. For Chip Yates, it was a chance to set a new world record, which he did, setting the all time high speed for an electric plane, at 202.6 mph. Yates, who also holds the record for fastest run on [...]

July 20, 2012
3:15 PM EDT
Chip Yates sets a new record in the Long-ESA. Photo: Mike Beadle
Celebrating the feat. Photo: Mike Beadle