Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Solar Impulse 2 makes first flight

The maiden flight of Solar Impulse 2 took place on Monday morning at Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland. The solar-powered aircraft took off at 5:36 AM CET, when the weather around the aerodrome was at its calmest, with pilot Markus Scherdel at the controls. The aircraft flew for two hours and 17 minutes, reaching an altitude of 1,670 m (5,500 ft) and a ground speed of 55.6 km/h (30 kt). According to Solar Impulse, the in-flight data indicates that the aircraft slated to make the first all-solar global circumnavigation flight performed to expectations... Continue Reading Solar Impulse 2 makes first flight

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Aircraft, Electric, Experimental, Flight, Solar Impulse, Solar Impulse 2

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