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Save The Date: April 9, Solar Impulse 2 To Be Unveiled (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All.

The Solar Impulse team reports that Solar Impulse 2 will be unveiled on April 9th 2014, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Swiss time in Payerne, Switzerland. We can follow the official presentation of the Round-The-World Solar Airplane, live on solarimpulse.com.

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The chances of succeeding at the first attempt to build a solar airplane capable of flying around the world were judged to be slim, so a more rudimentary prototype, HB-SIA, was first constructed, reports Solar Impulse.

solar impulse 2Solar Impulse flying over San Francisco Bay |© Solar Impulse | REZO | 2013 Across America flying at Night 

Lessons learned from this prototype are incorporated in the second airplane, to be registered as HB-SIB, construction of which was started in 2011. Its more spacious cockpit will enable the pilot to fully recline during flights lasting from 4 to 6 days; it will have an increased payload; its electrical circuitry will be isolated to enable flights in rain; and system redundancy will improve reliability.

solar impulse 2 videoScreen view from the video

CHALLENGE #1:
Flying Day & Night Powered Only By The Sun in Solar Impulse 2

In 2015, Solar Impulse 2 will attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight.
The First #Challenge will be to fly day and night without fuel, for up to 7 days in a row.

1. Send your questions to the pilots on the web site or tweet @solarimpulse, using one of the hashtags below.
2. Select the best questions by clicking the “^” sign. The Pilots will answer live on April 9th during the unveiling of Solar Impulse 2.

#SOLAR ENERGY   #ZERO-FUEL   #AUTONOMY   #BATTERIES   #AERODYNAMISM   #LONG HAUL FLIGHTS   #ENGINEERING   #ENERGY CAPTURE   #ACROSS OCEANS   #ENERGY STORAGE   #DESIGN   #FLY NON-STOP   #INNOVATION   #ENERGY LOSS   #SOLAR CELLS #ENERGY EFFICIENCY   #LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE   #PERPETUAL FLIGHT   #BUILDING A SOLAR AIRPLANE   #MOTORS

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-- I am an artist, painter, writer, interior designer, graphic designer, and constant student of many studies. Living with respect for the environment close at hand, the food chain, natural remedies for healing the earth, people and animals is a life-long expression and commitment. As half of a home-building team, I helped design and build harmonious, sustainable and net-zero homes that incorporate clean air systems, passive and active solar energy as well as rainwater collection systems. Private aviation stirs a special appeal, I would love to fly in the solar airplane and install a wind turbine in my yard. I am a peace-loving, courageous soul, and I am passionate about contributing to the clean energy revolution. I formerly designed and managed a clean energy website, 1Sun4All.com.

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