30 May '15, 10pm

Solar Impulse 2 Expected to Take off Momentarily with André Borschberg Piloting the Solar Powered Airplane

Crossing the Pacific from China to Hawaii in Si2 will be the ultimate test of endurance for both the pilot and the plane. It will ask the critical question of whether Solar Impulse 2 can accomplish this first ocean crossing and then succeed with the rest of its round-the-world journey. Will the pilots’ endurance suffice as they face the innumerable complexities and challenges of such a long flight? Were the weather and operational choices selected for this experimental airplane – which is as wide as a jumbo jet yet as light as a car, and therefore extraordinarily sensitive to turbulence – the right ones?

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/05/30/solar-impulse-2-expec...

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