Solar-powered flight across the Pacific – World Record broken

The Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight in an aircraft powered by the sun. Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are alternately piloting the plane, and Piccard broke the record at the time. The Solar Impulse took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of […]

Solar (Freaking) Impulse – A Solar Airplane That Uses Solar Energy

Once upon a time there were two men that had a dream that went beyond your imagination introducing Solar Impulse Uhh… So wait Is it just like a simple plane? No it uses no fuel No fuel? No fuel, no petrol, not one single drop But how?! Because of solar cells Solar Impulse is a […]

Why Fighter Jets Can Be Too Unstable

This episode of Real Engineering is brought my new Moleskin style Graph Paper Notebook on sale now at the link below. Flying in a plane through turbulence can be a bit nerve wracking experience for some. Hearing that announcement bell ring followed by the pilot calmly saying that you are approaching “rough air”. You fasten […]

Solar Impulse Airplane – Solar Impulse 2 Wings – #Discover

72 metres long, covered in solar cells, ultra light, and allowing Solar Impulse to fly day and night This is the Solar Impulse wing An extraordinary flight called for an extraordinary wing to be built wider than a Boeing-747 Solar Impulse 2 has a wingspan of 72 metres an additional 9 metres from the prototype […]

Dubai: The Solar Tipping Point – DRONEWEEK – GE

Mohannad Esper: The sun is the most powerful energy source at our disposal. It provides enough renewable energy in just one hour to power all humankind’s activities for one year. We just need to figure out how to capture it. The United Arab Emirates is located in the Arabian Peninsula, and it’s very rich with […]

The Future of Airplanes

These are the technological developments that will allow us to move ourselves and our cargo cheaper, greener, and faster, through the air, going forward. This is the future of flight. With the first all-electric twin-engine, self-powered aircraft successfully crossing the English Channel this month, and the ongoing effort of the Solar Impulse team to become […]