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Solar Impulse 2

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Solar Impulse 2

So far, so good
Live flight tracking: http://www.flightradar24.com/SOLAR2/6a7a331
Live pictures and detailed information: http://www.solarimpulse.com/widget-flight_profile
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Fantastic links, thanks
I do hope it makes it to Hawaii soon !!
There's a definite buzz here, due in approx 5 days.
A bit of History
Nice article ...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3142910/Solar-Impulse-s-dangerous-journey-Plane-begin...
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Been watching its progress on FR24 for ages now... also notes on Twitter ...  Smiley
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Solar Impulse has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 8,000km flight across the Pacific from Japan.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29469796/solar-powered-plane-expected-to-land-on-oahu-after-nearl...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33383521
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Re: Solar Impulse 2

Well it's good news but from a practical view point  what's it going to achieve ? or put another way what was the point ?
I cannot see anyone going on the holidays to another country using this means of flight ?
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Quote from: gleneagles

I cannot see anyone going on the holidays to another country using this means of ............. (transport). ......(shutter edit)  Cheesy ..


isn`t that what was said about re-opening the canals  ? ? ? 
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Quote from: gleneagles
Well it's good news but from a practical view point  what's it going to achieve ? or put another way what was the point ?
I cannot see anyone going on the holidays to another country using this means of flight ?

It's proving the Technology of Solar Power, however it is used.
Not just about the record breaking flight.
And Broadening Horizons !!
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