Solar Impulse made two successful flight after restart

Apr

24

2016

Solar aircraft Solar Impulse 2 has successfully landed near San Francisco after a flight across the Pacific. The project in stages to fly came earlier to a standstill around the world, after the batteries of the aircraft were damaged.

Sunday morning Dutch time pilot Bertrand Piccard set the 72-meter-wide aircraft on the ground at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, which is located near San Francisco. The flight lasted about three days, and enter the Solar Impulse 2 over the Pacific Ocean. During the flight was pilot Piccard only a short time to take a nap. According to the BBC was the most risky phase of the Solar Impulse 2 until now, because there is no place in the area surrounding the escape were where the plane had to make an emergency landing.

Now Solar Impulse 2 has arrived in the United States, will follow the next leg to New York. The plan is to arrive there sometime in early June. Flights from the solar airplane must be well planned, because due to the required collection of solar energy can not be flown in all types of weather. After landing in New York fly Solar Impulse 2 to Europe, only to arrive at terminal Abu Dhabi.

The team behind the Solar plane made ​​in July known that there could be no further flown because the batteries had overheated after a flight from Japan to Hawaii. This flight gave quite a record, namely the longest flight ever, both in terms of time duration and distance. Earlier this month, appeared to have solved the problems with the batteries and the weather was good enough to resume flights.

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