Fuel Cell aircraft

Yup.  It’s Thursday.  It’s a Museum of Flight sketch.  I stuck around after my shift in order to sketch this.

The Seattle Museum of Flight now owns and has newly on display a Boeing Fuel Cell Demonstrator aircraft.  It is a modified HK36 Super Dimona.  The info card says:  “In 2008, Boeing successfully demonstrated the first straight-level manned flight that was powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system.  This two seat Super Dimona motor glider was modified to include a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell lithium-ion battery system.  During takeoff and climb, the aircraft drew from the combined power of the lithium-ion batteries and the fuel cell.  The fuel cell then provided all power for the cruise phase of flight at 60 mph (96.56 km/h) for 20 minutes.”


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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