Electric aircraft
An electric aircraft is an aircraft that runs on electric motors rather than internal combustion engines, with electricity coming from fuel cells, solar cells, ultracapacitors, power beaming, or batte...
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A Solar-Powered Airplane Lands in California After Crossing the Pacific Ocean
"Solar Impulse 2", a solar-powered plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland, flies over the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California.
Google’s Project Skybender Will Offer 5G Internet From Solar Drones
It would appear that Google is working on a new way to get 5G Internet delivered to the masses, and it’s called Project Skybender. Project Skybender comes to us from the same folks behind the tech tit...
Facebook Shows Off Its Solar-Powered 'Aquila' Internet Drone
Facebook has taken the wraps off the enormous solar-powered plane that may someday beam Internet to isolated communities. The Aquila (Latin for "eagle") is now complete and ready for flight testing, t...
Solar-Powered Plane Soars To New World Records
A solar-powered airplane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered ai...
Solar Impulse 2 gears up for round-the-world solar-powered flight
Solar Impulse 2 is ready to start is round-the-world flight, and it won't need a drop of fuel to do it.
Hirobo's Futuristic One-Man Electric Helicopter
Recently showcased at an expo in Nagoya, the helicopter prototype can travel up to 100km/h (62 mph) and fly for 30 minutes at a time. The one-seater chopper is currently under development for use as p...
On a Wing and a Sunbeam: Solar Plane Pilots Look to Circle the Globe
A solar-powered airplane successfully flew across the U.S. this year in 65 days. Next up: around the world
Solar Impulse
Solar Impulse is the name of a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, and also the name of the project's two operational aircraft. The privately-financed project is led by Swiss...
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Solar-powered aircraft
An electric aircraft is an aircraft that runs on electric motors rather than internal combustion engines, with electricity coming from fuel cells, solar cells, ultracapacitors, power beaming, or batte...
Solar-powered aircraft - Wikipedia
AeroVironment Wasp III
The Wasp III Small Unmanned Aircraft System is an Miniature UAV developed for United States Air Force special operations to provide a small, light-weight vehicle to provide beyond-line-of-sight situat...
AeroVironment Wasp III - Wikipedia
Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer-C
The Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer-C is an American experimental electric aircraft that was designed by Randall Fishman and produced by his company Electric Aircraft Corporation in 2008. T...
Solar-Powered Plane Soars To New World Records
A solar-powered airplane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered ai...
Voltaire
François-Marie Arouet ([fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi aʁ.wɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/voʊlˈtɛər/; [vɔl.tɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosop...
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Hirobo's Futuristic One-Man Electric Helicopter
Recently showcased at an expo in Nagoya, the helicopter prototype can travel up to 100km/h (62 mph) and fly for 30 minutes at a time. The one-seater chopper is currently under development for use as p...
Solar Challenger
The Solar Challenger was a solar-powered electric aircraft designed by Paul MacCready's AeroVironment. The aircraft was designed as an improvement on the Gossamer Penguin, which in turn was a solar-po...
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Solar-Powered Aircraft Developments Solar One
The Solar-Powered Aircraft Developments Solar One is a British mid-wing, experimental, manned solar-powered aircraft that was designed by David Williams and produced by Solar-Powered Aircraft Developm...
Phoenix Air Phoenix
The Phoenix Air Phoenix is a Czech low-wing, two-seat motor glider, designed and produced by Phoenix Air and provided as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft.
The Phoenix is a derivative of the Urban ...
Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle
The Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle (WEAV) is a heavier than air flight system in development for NASA at the University of Florida. The WEAV has been a subject of several patents. The aircraft ...
Pope Urban X
Pope Urban X is a fictional pope created by French writer Voltaire in his book Candide. Voltaire did this in order to avoid any consequences that would be incurred upon him, for in Candide Pope Urban ...
Sunair Sunlight
The Sunair Sunlight is a German ultralight trike electric aircraft, designed and produced by Sunair UG of Scheidegg, Bavaria. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.
The Sunl...
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Sikorsky Firefly
The Sikorsky Firefly is an all-electric helicopter built for research purposes by Sikorsky Aircraft. It has been called the world's "first all-electric helicopter". The Firefly is a modified Sikorsky ...
Sikorsky Firefly - Wikipedia
Claude-Adrien Nonnotte
Claude-Adrien Nonnotte (b. in Besançon, 29 July 1711; d. there, 3 September 1793) was a French Jesuit controversialist, best known for his writings against Voltaire. At nineteen he entered the Society...
Claude-Adrien Nonnotte - Wikipedia
Ivan Rakhmaninov
Ivan Gerasimovich Rakhmaninov (Russian: Иван Герасимович Рахманинов; born 1753 in Kazinka village, Kozlovsky district, Tambov Governorate – died January 27 [O.S. January 15] 1807...
Air Strato
AirStrato is a solar powered medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicle currently in development at ARCA. There are currently two variants available, AirStrato Explorer with a flight ceiling of 18,000 m and...
Air Strato - Wikipedia