In recent hours Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville after a journey that lasted 71 hours and began Monday, June 20 in New York, is a historical for electric aircraft piloted by Bertrand Piccard. To give boost electric power alone, Solar Impulse 2 boasts 17,000 photovoltaic cells scattered throughout the body, especially on the long long wings overall well 72m. The cells charge the batteries during the day and allow night flying smoothly.
More than boast a Boeing 747 but with the weight of a car, inside can accommodate a single pilot, the cabin is not pressurized and has a cruise speed of only 48 km / h (18 times in less than a plane of line). Very exceptional conditions that do not prevent Bertrand to take her around the world: the adventure started in fact in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi and has since faced eight long stages.
90% of the lap is completed, in a few days we will start again towards Egypt or Greece, and then point to the starting place. The Atlantic crossing was a major undertaking also from a symbolic point of view, its route has been the cradle of the first experiments of modern transport: first steamboat, the first airplane, the first hot air balloon, airship and the first first electric airplane .