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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by pharvey » Tue May 03, 2016 3:43 am

prcscct wrote:It's up again and on the way to Arizona.

Live Feed: http://www.solarimpulse.com/sitv

Print article: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_2983 ... to-arizona
Many thanks for posting Pete - had lost touch with this somewhat. Following now though :thumb: :D
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Tue May 03, 2016 3:46 am

^ I think on the site Pharvey there is a button to sign up for notifications of some kind. Pete
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Post by pharvey » Tue May 03, 2016 3:52 am

prcscct wrote:^ I think on the site Pharvey there is a button to sign up for notifications of some kind. Pete
There is, and I have done - again thanks. Also one point was that the speed of the plane is shown in Nautical - I (probably naively) thought this was only for ships?
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by pharvey » Tue May 03, 2016 4:11 am

Not sure how accurate the readings are, but there seem to be quite significant changes in temperature and ground speed, whilst the altitude is fairly stable (+/- 500 ft).
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Post by Nereus » Tue May 03, 2016 9:16 am

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prcscct wrote:^ I think on the site Pharvey there is a button to sign up for notifications of some kind. Pete
There is, and I have done - again thanks. Also one point was that the speed of the plane is shown in Nautical - I (probably naively) thought this was only for ships?
As an aircraft follows the curvature of the earth distance is measured in nautical miles, rather than statute miles.
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Tue May 03, 2016 1:22 pm

Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Phoenix, Arizona



....."Piccard and Borschberg are aiming to get to New York by the start of June, to begin preparations for the big Atlantic crossing.".....
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Sun May 22, 2016 7:50 am

It's on the move again and getting ready to land in Dayton, Ohio as I post. Pete :cheers:

http://www.solarimpulse.com/sitv

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/21/aviat ... sa-dayton/
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by Nereus » Wed May 25, 2016 3:45 pm

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Ohio on fuel-free flight

AFP on May 25, 2016, 4:17 pm

Washington (AFP) - The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane piloted by Swiss national Bertrand Piccard, successfully flew out of Dayton, Ohio in the dark early Wednesday en route to Pennsylvania, according to a live online feed of the departure.

The slow-moving, single-seat plane with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 contains 17,000 solar cells that power the aircraft's propellers and charge batteries. The panels provide the plane's sole source of energy for the flight.

The flight to the Lehigh Valley International Airport is expected to take 17 hours, organizers said.
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Fri May 27, 2016 7:01 am

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania

"The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

The plane began the stage on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, travelling 1,044km to reach the East Coast waypoint.

The journey is the 13th leg in a quest that started in Abu Dhabi last year to circumnavigate the globe on zero fuel.".....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36386858
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:36 pm

It's in New York now and will prepare for the Atlantic crossing. Pete :cheers:

Solar Impulse flies over night-time New York

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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:21 pm

It's taken off from New York on the way to Spain. Big one, 90 hours+ in the air. Check below website for updates. Pete :cheers:

http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-15-from ... to-Sevilla
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by pharvey » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:15 pm

prcscct wrote:It's taken off from New York on the way to Spain. Big one, 90 hours+ in the air. Check below website for updates. Pete :cheers:

http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-15-from ... to-Sevilla
That's one hell of a test of endurance....... :shock:
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:19 pm

^ I heard 90 on the news but it well could be 19, but I think that's not long enough given the speed....we'll see. I haven't seen any print article yet. Pete

EDIT: It was 90 (to 110) so my ears still work properly. :laugh:

"The Atlantic Crossing

Another multiple-day flight is on its way over the Atlantic Ocean. Bertrand Piccard will be making this first transatlantic solar and electric crossing with zero fuel and zero emissions.
The flight will last between approximately 90 hours and 110 hours, representing the longest distance we have had to fly this year. He took off at 6:30AM UTC, 8:30AM CET and 2:30AM EDT on June 20th from JFK in New York and will be landing in Seville Airport over three days later."
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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Reports are coming in that it has safely landed in Spain at 0540 GMT. Pete



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Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

Post by PeteC » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:56 pm

It must have had a good tail wind as reports say it took 70 hours instead of the 90-110 predicted. Pete
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