Zephyr Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft’s 3 World Records Confirmed (Video)

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Zephyr, the solar powered unmanned plane’s already set record has been officially confirmed. The aircraft has been developed by the defense and research company Qinetiq and has been declared by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as holding three records. The records are for absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight, flight duration for a UAV of its class ...

Solar Plane Breaks Record: 83-hours of Flight

September 1, 2008 / No Comments

As much as we'd like to see solar powered planes, flying above our cities, that's just not a viable solution at the moment. However, British scientists (others, too, of course) are researching ways of building the sustainable plane and came up with a solar powered spy plane that managed to set an unofficial record - longest duration unmanned flight ...