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Old 04-07-2015, 20:31   #1
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Solar Impulse

Just thought some here might find this interesting.

Solar Impulse RTW - 8th Leg from Nagoya to Hawaii

Solar-Powered Plane Soars Over The Pacific Without A Drop Of Fuel

O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,

Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
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Re: Solar Impulse

I've been following. Collect enough energy from the sun during daylight hours to both fill the batteries and a big altitude gain. During night run off batteries and slowly descend and repeat. 5 days from Japan to Hawaii, fly at around 30 kt, speed over ground with favorable winds 40~50 kt.

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That's really cool just one question it took him five days and it doesn't look big enough for a bathroom that had to be an interesting problem

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been replaying that last youtube video for a while now -interesting indeed
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