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Prototype Solar Powered Aircraft Flight

Modern technology's power is becoming more and more strengthened as the trial solar powered plane has evidenced.

Technology is becoming more and more powerful as years move on. This is confirmed by a team of Swiss engineers who have built a plane flying using solar energy. This attempt is presently being conducted to ascertain whether this prototype plane running on solar power is viable or not. The prototype plane departed from an airport located in Switzerland shortly before 7am local time on Wednesday, 7 July 2010. For this reason, engineers in the Solar Impulse control room and pilot Andre Borschberg cheered loudly when the prototype plane passed the historic milestone.

This attempt is to check if the trial aircraft is able to fly 24 hours without stop. This manned plane was created by Solar Impulse and manufactured using fiber of carbon; it has also a wingspan of 61 meters and it is covered with some solar panels. In fact, computers are on its boards and they have been installed there just to reduce power consumption and four batteries have been fitted to stock up energy to allow the plane to fly even during the night. This prototype plane is studded with 12,000 solar cells that stored sufficient power during the day to last through the night. Following the plans of the manufacturers, this plane is to travel up to 27,900ft daytime, before it can make a slow descent using the stored battery power overnight. In case these tests prove positively achieved, the success of this Solar Impulse plans will have to carry out a flight night long by a test worldwide in the very near future. According to the manufacturers team's ultimate goal, the plan is to fly an improved version of the aircraft around the world in five stages in 2013.

However, the manufacturers team revealed that they are still facing a harsh question, which is whether the pilot can make efficient use of the battery energy to fly throughout the night. But what is true is that in case this adventure is successful, it will be the longest and highest flight ever made by a solar plane. To the UK government, there is a lot of hope that 20 per cent of the emissions cuts made each year until 2020 will be due to efficiencies within the transport sector.

However, I wonder whether this plane would be able to fly in the areas where they hardly get sunshine. Despite this, we hope this great mission will be very successful and it will therefore have given more power to modern technology.

For more details, you can visit: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/07/07/technology-solar-impulse-plane-flight.html#ixzz0tCllCmll



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By JJFCPA on July 09, 2010 at 11:53 am

Good reporting. This is a development that I hope works and can be extended to other forms of transportation. We need a solution to both oil and gas dependence and climate change.

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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on July 10, 2010 at 08:25 am

JJFCPA, right if this can be applied to other means of transportation, a way of not spoiling fossil fuels. They deserve congratulations, these manufacturers.

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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on July 12, 2010 at 01:23 am

Hurricane, thanks a lot for your comment. The people who laughed at you were right at that time because it sounded a fallacy but today I think if you can still meet them and tell them about the same topic, they can say you were a prophet. Advancements in clean and green solutions will also help protect our biodiversity. We hope similar discoveries will be done in the other fields.

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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on August 06, 2010 at 10:06 am

Melody, that is right because depending on gas is destructing our mother nature and the consequences are dire as we all know. Protecting our biodiversity is necessary for a better unspoiled future.

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By Melisawinslate on January 10, 2013 at 04:19 am

8:33 am Impressive, especially given the technology precursors that had to come together to make this possible. The video and article mentioned a planned night flight, so I'd guess it's mostly battery powered, and the solar is to keep it charged.

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By Adelina88 on June 01, 2014 at 07:49 am

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