Solar impulse an aircraft for the future

Solar-impulse-SwitzerlandThe Swiss sun powered aircraft called Solar Impulse is on its first attempt in an intercontinental flight, from Switzerland to Morocco, without a drop of fuel.

The pilot Andre Borschbergthe flew 2500km due to high tech aircraft which is very light but fitted with 12,000 solar cells to feed the electric engines.

The aircraft made history in July 2010 as the first manned plane to fly around the clock on the sun’s energy. Solar impulse holds the record for the longest flight by a manned solar-powered aeroplane after staying aloft for 26 hours, 10 minutes and 19 seconds above Switzerland, also setting a record for altitude by flying at 9,235 metres (30,298 feet).

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Posted by on May 25, 2012. Filed under Electric vehicles, Green Energy, Solar power. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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