Monday, December 21, 2009

Latest News on Electric Flight

Here's a couple tidbits from my latest websearches on electric aircraft.

The Solar Impulse had it's maiden "flea hop" flight in Switzerland this month. The team was ecstatic, though it was just a short 350-meter, 1-meter-high test hop. The goal? A round-the-world flight next year, powered solely by the sun! Very exciting.
Good blurbs on the project here and here (cool video)

And here's a blogsite about a minimal-fuel contest originating in France that has a page with images of most of the electric LSA and ultralight flight projects out there.

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