Swiss solar aircraft "Solar-driven" project group said in a statement this spring, the aircraft of the world's largest how to make solar panels aircraft will be flying from west to east across the United States, this will be the "sun-driven flight around the world in 2015 before the last
28 a long flight.
"The sun drive" project sponsor, Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard said the same day, "the sun drive" will be held in early May this year from San Francisco, via Phoenix, Dallas, and Washington, DC, is expected to arrive in early July New York's Kennedy International Airport. Picard said he hoped to prove to the world that, in a passionate team of tireless efforts, the use of clean energy "sun-driven" eventually will be able to complete without a drop of oil on the Around the World "impossible" task , "If we do every day in order to forge innovative attitude Dare to challenge stereotypes, we will be able to face today's society the major issues to find a good way."
The project another promoter Andre said he and Picard turns to fly a plane. He stressed, "sun-driven" is an experimental platform of clean energy technologies, the past seven years, the technical staff of this aircraft related materials, energy, control much fruitful research, the research is not limited to sun-driven "flight, can also be applied to other technical fields.
Sun drive No. wingspan of 63.4 meters, and similar to the Airbus A340 aircraft wingspan but weighs only
1600 kg, equivalent to an ordinary car. The
aircraft is mainly made of ultra-light honeycomb structure of composite
materials. "Solar-driven" is the first one designed for circadian
flight green solar aircraft, equipped with 11 628 1.5 μm thick of the diy solar panels on the wing, for the machine on the four electric motors powered aircraft
Bai Tianfei row, may be superfluous solar power reserves to the
high-performance batteries for night flying, to achieve no fuel day and night
The average flight speed of 70 kilometers per hour, and a maximum altitude of
8500 m. "The sun drive" since April 7, 2010
after a successful first flight on July 7 that year day and night test flight
in May 2011, cross-border flight in Switzerland to Belgium in May 2012,
Switzerland to the North African countries of Morocco transcontinental flight.