September 25, the company announced a solar pulse, the first global solar-powered airplane flight from the capital city of Abu Dhabi takeoff and landing, about 4-5 months to complete the flight around the world.
According to foreign media reports, September 25, the company announced a solar pulse, the world’s first solar-powered airplane flight from the capital city of Abu Dhabi takeoff and landing, about 4-5 months to complete the flight around the world.
March 2015, Andre – 博尔施伯格 and Bertrand – Picard will drive “No. Solar Pulse 2” aircraft began flying around the global, driving energy of this aircraft only from solar energy. 博 尔施伯格 Solar Pulse co-founder, said: “Due to the climate, infrastructure and clean technologies and other factors, Abu Dhabi City is the best place to take off.”
It is reported that in 2013 博尔施伯格 and Picard had been driving they developed the first solar-powered aircraft – “Solar pulse on the 1st,” to fly from California to New York, the plane is completely driven by solar energy, battery carrying Group sunny during the day charging, to ensure that pilots flying at night normal.
“No. Solar Pulse 2” is the latest modified model of aircraft, its wingspan can reach 72 meters, even more than the wingspan of a Boeing 747 aircraft. The solar-powered aircraft carrying 17,000 solar cells, it is basically no fuel will be able to achieve flight, only 2300 kg weight, less weight Toyota “smooth” the car.
博 尔施伯格 and Picard announced the “No. Solar Pulse 2” aircraft in April of this year, and in June this year completed the first test flight. Expected to surround the global flight plan will begin next year in March, which lasted about 4-5 months, when flying over the Pacific and Atlantic will live on the plane 5-6 days. Currently, they are the detailed planning of this global travel program, they also plan a temporary stay in Asia, the United States, southern Europe and North Africa.