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Solar Impulse - Runway Test

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Uploaded on Nov 20, 2009

First Full power runway test for Solar Impulse 1!

Weather conditions were ideal today, so the Solar Impulse prototype could leave the hangar for the first time and pass ground testing outside under the supervision of Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier who is head of the test team. The Solar Impulse team towed the aircraft outside of the hangar, put the vertical stabilizer on and started all 4 engines to full power to test the electromagnetic interference by measures taken around the aircraft while the engines were on.

A greater success! Test pilot Markus Scherdel did not take off today, but will soonTest your inquisitiveness!

WHAT IS SOLAR IMPULSE ?
The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.

Get more information about the project: http://www.solarimpulse.com

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More videos about Solar Impulse 2:
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