Designer Edge Image of the Day - 5-29-13 - Solar Impulse Breaks Solar Powered Flight Record
Kyle Maxey posted on May 29, 2013 |

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Last week the Solar Impulse aircraft broke its own record for longest solar-powered flight when it completed a 958 mile jaunt from Pheonix, Arizona to Dallas, Texas.  With a wingspan of 63.4 m (208ft) the 1,600 kg aircraft can travel for an incredible 36 hours reaching a cruise speed of 70km/h (43mph).

Watch a Video of the Historic Take-Off:

Image Courtesy of Solar Impulse

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