Solntselet "Solar pulse 2 '
• Solntselet "Solar Impulse 2"
Official presentation of "Solar Impulse 2" was held March 9, 2014 at the airport of the city Payerne in Switzerland. This is a European project to create an aircraft using only the sun's energy (solar panels).
The first manned aircraft in the world, capable of flying at the expense of solar energy indefinitely, charging the battery during the day and consuming energy at night. Wingspan "Solar Impulse 2" (HB-SIB) - 72 meters, is more than a wingspan the famous Boeing 747.
March 9, 2015 in Abu Dhabi at 07:12 local time, "Solar Impulse 2" began his round the world flight.
The total weight of the aircraft is 2 300 kg.
On the day before the start solntselet ready to take off, Abu Dhabi.
At the helm will be solntseleta Andre Borshberg, the co-pilot - the Swiss Bertrand Piccard. They're in the picture.
They have a long way: according to the plans, for 5 months solntselet overcome 35 thousand kilometers.
Take-off at the airport in Abu Dhabi. March 9, 2015 at 07:12 local time, "Solar Impulse 2" began his round the world flight.
In photos can not be said that the wingspan from solntselete more than the scope of what the wings of a Boeing 747 - 72 meters.
The route is divided into 12 sections with stops in Muscat, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Mandalay, Chongqing, Nanjing, in Hawaii, Phoenix and New York.
The previous trip "Solar Impulse" took place in 2013.
More than 10,000 silicon solar cells charge the batteries during the day, this energy is enough for flight at night, so the single plane can theoretically stay in the air indefinitely. In addition to the energy stored in the batteries, the aircraft for flight at night uses typed during the day height.
Abu Dhabi, March 9, 2015.
The aircraft has a supply of food, oxygen tanks and toilet systems, as well as the necessary space for sleeping.
In the skies over Abu Dhabi, March 9, 2015.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque. One of the six largest mosques in the world, located in Abu Dhabi.
Solar Impulse 2 "has already set a record flight range: 16 hours was overcome distance of 1465 kilometers. Thus it was established a distance record for non-stop flight of aircraft of this type. However, this achievement may soon beaten, and it is the same plane - Solar Impulse 2. Very soon he will fly over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.