Cruisers Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-07-2015, 20:31   #1
Resin Head
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,205
Images: 52
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.
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 21:15   #2
Registered User
deckofficer's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern and Southern California
Boat: too many
Posts: 3,731
Images: 4
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.
USCG Unlimited Tonnage Open Ocean (CMA)
deckofficer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 13:34   #3
Registered User
Little Otter's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Augusta, GA
Boat: Ranger 22, currently saving for a larger cruising boat
Posts: 550
Images: 3
Re: Solar Impulse

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

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Sailing and exploration are necessary for life to endure
Little Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 08:48   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1
Re: Solar Impulse

been replaying that last youtube video for a while now -interesting indeed
TamaraC is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solar Stills and Other Solar Devices Tarquah Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 0 26-12-2010 07:06
Impulse Relays svpresent Marine Electronics 4 18-12-2010 09:28
solar 21 just about to be first solar/electric powered boat to cross atlantic schoonerdog Multihull Sailboats 2 07-02-2007 10:04

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:21.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.