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...
Solar Impulse - Wikipedia
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
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...
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...
Lange Antares
The Antares is a glider built by Lange Aviation produced with three different wingspans, 18, 20 and 23 meters. The 20 and 23 meter variants can be equipped with a 42-kW electric motor and SAFT VL 41M...
Lange Antares - Wikipedia
FQM-151 Pointer
The FQM-151 Pointer is a small UAV used by the United States Army and Marine Corps for battlefield surveillance. It was designed by AeroVironment Incorporated, which is run by Paul MacCready, famous f...
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...
Solar Challenger - Wikipedia
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...
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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Electravia Electro Trike
The Electravia Electro Trike is a French electric ultralight trike, produced by Electravia of Alpes de Haute Provence. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.The Electro Trike pr...
Electravia Electro Trike - Wikipedia
Yuneec International E430
The Yuneec International E430 is a Chinese two-seat electric aircraft designed for commercial production by electric model aircraft manufacturer Yuneec International. The first flight of the E430 took...
Yuneec International E430 - Wikipedia
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
Solution F/Chretien Helicopter
The Solution F/Chretien Helicopter is a coaxial electric helicopter prototype designed and built by Pascal Chretien for the Solution F company in France. The aircraft is intended to be a demonstration...
Solution F/Chretien Helicopter - 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
Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer-X
The Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer-X is an American kit and light-sport electric aircraft, designed by Randall Fishman and produced by his company Electric Aircraft Corporation of Cliffsid...
Electric Aircraft Corporation ElectraFlyer-X - Wikipedia