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Solar Powered Plane Flies Over Swiss Skies

April 7, 2010 / 2 Comments

Solar powered plane prototype, the Solar Impulse recently took a flight over the Swiss skies. Flying at an altitude of 3,937 feet, the plane managed to remain airborne for 87 minutes. Thus, the Solar Impulse took another step closer to its goal of flying around the world without the use of any fossil fuel, a feat the plane is hoped ...

Solar-Powered Plane Sees its First Flight

December 4, 2009 / No Comments

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plan that's planned to go on a 20-25 day trip around the world, was recently tested on a runway and the test was a success. And just yesterday, the plane made its first actual flight, proving that the concept works.

ElectraFlyer C – an Electric Plane That Actually Flies

August 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

Though I knew technology allows it we've never featured any electric planes in here. ElectraFlyer C, is an all electric airplane based on a Moni Motorglider that recently took off at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to demonstrate that environmentally friendlier electric-powered flights are possible. Using an 18 horsepower motor fed by 5.6 kilowatt hours worth of lithium polymer batteries, the ...