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.
- Pilot Talk
- Favorite Destinations