The Electric Aircraft Corporation Electra 1 is an American electric motor for powering electric aircraft and produced by Electric Aircraft Corporation of Cliffside Park, New Jersey. The engine is sold in a package that includes "motor, electronic controller, power dial and switch, connectors and shunt, custom machined propeller hub, digital motor temperature display with probe." The Electra 1 is a brushed 74 volt design producing 14 kW. It has an 85% efficiency; the low working rpm of the engine means that it can turn a propeller at efficient speeds without the need for a reduction drive. Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer Trike Data from Tacke Type: brushed electric aircraft engine Dry weight: 12 kg Reduction gear: none Power output: 14 kW Voltage: 74V nominal Best efficiency: 85% Power-to-weight ratio: 1.2 kW/kg Related lists List of aircraft engines Official website
The Michigan gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm was prohibited by the state's Constitution from seeking a third term; this resulted in a large pool of candidates, whittled down, when the May 11 filing deadline passed, to two Democrats and five Republicans. Both the Cook Political Report and the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report rated the election as leaning Republican; the Republican primary race was competitive. The Democratic front-runner when the 2009 polls were conducted, Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, withdrew from the race in January 2010; the final polls just days before the primary election showed that, while Lansing mayor Virg Bernero was in the lead, over a quarter of those polled were still undecided. The deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions for the August 3 state primary was 4:00 PM on May 11, 2010. A total of 1,575,167 registered voters voted in the primaries, with 66.4% of them voting in the Republican primary.
Analysts believe a large portion of Democrats crossed party lines to vote for Snyder, whose ad campaign targeted bipartisan and independent support. In Michigan, voters may vote in either primary regardless of their political affiliation, but can only vote for one party. Ballots with split tickets are not counted in partisan races. Both races came in more disparate. Snyder won with a near 10-point lead over closest rival Pete Hoekstra, Bernero won with an larger 17-point lead over early favorite state house speaker Andy Dillon. Both nominees portrayed themselves as political outsiders. On August 25, Snyder appointed State Representative Brian Calley as his running mate. On August 28, Bernero appointed Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence as his running mate. Snyder won a decisive victory over Bernero in the general election, winning by nearly 20 percentage points. Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing Andy Dillon, Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Robert Bowman, former Michigan treasurer John D. Cherry, Lieutenant Governor Hansen Clarke, member of the Michigan Senate John Freeman, former member of the Michigan House of Representatives Dan Kildee, former Genesee County Treasurer Alma Wheeler Smith, member of the Michigan House of Representatives Mike Bouchard, Sheriff of Oakland County Mike Cox, Michigan Attorney General Tom George, state senator Pete Hoekstra, U.
S. Representative Rick Snyder, businessman David Kniffen, businessman Terri Lynn Land, Michigan Secretary of State Tim Rujan, Huron County Commissioner Based on past election performance, the Libertarian Party of Michigan, Green Party of Michigan, the U. S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan have automatic ballot access for the general election, but by state law they must nominate candidates through party conventions rather than primary elections; the Natural Law Party has automatic ballot access in Michigan, but chose not to run a candidate for governor in 2010. The Libertarian Party of Michigan nominee was Kenneth Proctor; the nomination was won at the Michigan Libertarian Convention held in Okemos, Michigan on Saturday, May 22, in accordance with Michigan state law. He beat out Bhagwan Dashairya, the 2006 U. S. Taxpayers Party nominee for governor; the delegates ended up selecting Dashairya as the Libertarian nominee for U. S. Congress in District 8. Proctor's running mate was Dr. Erwin Maryland of Grand Rapids.
Haas received the Lt. Governor nomination unanimously; the Green Party of Michigan held their statewide nominating convention July 31 and August 1 in Lansing and nominated Harley Mikkelson for governor and Lynn Meadows for lieutenant governor. The 2010 U. S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan convention was held on June 26 in Michigan. In a nearly unanimous vote, Stacey Mathia and Chris Levels were formally nominated as candidates of the U. S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor. According to Stacey Mathia's official press release, "The Convention applauded Mathia's agenda to institute Law-Abiding Constitutional Government and State Sovereignty in order to free the People of Michigan from the political oppression of big government operating outside of its authority."The press release stated, "Chris Levels, is well known as a radio talk show host on WSNL in the Flint, Michigan area. His last minute nomination speech will be available on Mathia's website; the USTPM Convention gave him a standing applause."
On August 12, it was reported. The first debate would be sponsored by WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids; the second debate would be held October 7 and be broadcast on 55 radio and TV stations throughout the state. The third debate would be held October 21 and would be sponsored by WXYZ-TV, WWJ and Crain's Detroit Business. In early September, Bernero offered Snyder a deal of eight debates. Snyder proposed a counter-offer of three debates. A Detroit Free Press editorial was critical of Snyder for not agreeing to debates. Bernero called Snyder a wimp for not agreeing to debate him. An impromptu debate developed after Bernero crashed a town hall meeting Snyder was hosting in Westland on September 13; the two sides agreed to an hour-long