Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Solar plane flies into the night

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    A lightweight solar-powered plane has smashed the official world record for the longest-duration unmanned flight.
    UK defence firm Qinetiq, which built the Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle, said it flew for 54 hours during tests.

    The researchers believe it is the first time a solar-powered craft has flown under its own power through two nights.

    The previous unmanned endurance record was set in 2001 by a jet-powered US Air Force Global Hawk surveillance aircraft which flew for more than 30 hours.

    Read more
  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Solar power is the future, not onlyof aicraft but most automobile

Featured Resources (View All)

Share This Page