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solarstatos - solar powered max altitude 75,000 feet = 22860 meters

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by Brando, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Brando

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    #1 Brando, Jul 5, 2018
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    The plane – SolarStratos

    THE AIRPLANE AT A GLANCE
    Length 8.5 meters
    Wingspan 24.9 meters
    Weight 450 kg
    Autonomy more than 24 hours
    Propulsion propeller, 2.2 m, 4 blades
    Engine electrical, max. 32 kW / 2200 rpm
    Engine efficiency 90%
    Two seater in tandem
    Energy solar
    Solar cells 22 m2
    Cells efficiency 22-24%
    Battery lithium-ion, 20 kWh

    How about qualified pilots taking passengers on hours long flight?
    Organizing a big job, no doubt. [qualifying pilots a big task]
    Will people pay for professional pilot? and aircraft rental? Just sell rides ??

    I'd fly from this airport
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  2. swaltner

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    It sounds like the aircraft was damaged during a ground test on the same day you started this thread.

    Technical damage to the SolarStratos aircraft – SolarStratos

     
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