Guinness record-setting electric helicopter by Tier 1 Engineering Electric transportation is about more than cars. Trucks and buses are also moving toward electric propulsion. Planes, with their long ranges and high power demands, seem to be harder. Where electric power does seem to be making progress in the skies is in helicopters. An independent engineering company in California this month set the Guinness World Record for the farthest flight for an electric helicopter of 34.5 miles (30 nautical miles). The flight, which started at Los Alamitos Army Airfield, took just over 22 minutes at about 92 mph (80 knots) and an altitude of 800 feet. The company, Tier 1 Engineering is working to develop an electrically-powered helicopter for Lung Biotechnology that won’t contribute to air pollution to deliver human organs for transplant.  Van builder Workhorse unveils hybrid helicopter The helicopter is a converted Robinson R44 helicopter with […]