ed hardy discount Since the takeoff Wednesday morning from the solar plane experimental Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard to fly non-stop for 25 hours, everything is the best. The sun's intensity was such that charging of the batteries had been extinguished in the afternoon. With its long wings and small cockpit, it looks like a model airplane for kids. But the Solar Impulse flies with a special feature exceptional run on only solar energy. About 12,000 photocells volta? Questions covering its wings and feed the four electric motors of an output of 10 hp each. They also help recharge its lithium-polymer of 400 kg. Wednesday morning, minutes before takeoff, its creator, Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard, hoped "a great day if all goes well." "The goal is to fly without fuel. The goal is to show that we can be much less dependent on fossil energy than what we usually think," said the explorer known for his first world tour balloon non-stop, there are more than ten years. "It is clear that this is something completely different in the field of aviation. Solar Impulse raced at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour on the runway of the military base of Payerne, in western Switzerland, by a clear sky at 6:51 (4:51 GMT) with the pilot in command and Co-founder of the Andre Borschberg, former fighter pilot. At 22h "night flying starts" So far, fingers crossed, everything is going extremely well. In the mountains (...) we have no clouds, the sky is completely clear, "said Bertrand Piccard in mid-day, while weather conditions remained favorable. The intensity of the sun is such that the pilot and co-founder of the project has even Andre Borschberg? off part of the device recharges the lithium polymer 400 kg, reported the explorer. "The conditions here are really wonderful, I feel very good", for his part told the co-founder of the project Andre Borschberg AFP by radio, while flying over the Jura mountains at an altitude of 3,300 m.
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