Worlds First AA Battery Powered Plane

 - Jul 18, 2006
Engineers in Japan have launched the first manned plane powered by AA batteries. The plane soared 16 feet...

From the Associated Press:
The glider-like plane with a single-seat gondola and a 31 meter (102 feet) wingspan was powered by 160 AA "Oxyride" batteries which have been produced by Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. since April 2004.

It soared as high as 5.2 meters, stayed in the air for 59 seconds and covered a distance of 391 meters (428 yards) at a private airport owned by Honda Motor Co.