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06/24/2011 11:48 AM ID: 89866 Permalink   

Solar Powered Plane Unable to Fly Due to Bad Weather at Paris Air Show


Solar Impulse is a solar-powered plane, which has already shown its ability to fly 26 hours non-stop last year. Over 11,000 solar cells power the zero-fuel aircraft.

At the Paris Air Show, however, the plane couldn´t demonstrate its innovative concept, as the bad weather didn´t allow enough sun to hit the solar panels to power the plane.

The idea for the plane came from aviators Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. The Solar Impulse flies at a speed of 70km/h and has the wingspan of an A340.
The makers intend to fly non-stop around the world in the Solar Impulse in 2014.

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they dont run into a storm!
  by: incubusphan   06/26/2011 11:20 PM     
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