Solar Impulse team
To build the prototype, a subteam of 50 specialists, aided by close to 100 external advisers, combined their knowledge and expertise. The plane had to be constructed to satisfy the needs of the designers, equipment suppliers, and pilots. Extensive research and testing were done in such areas as aerodynamics, energy efficiency, mechanical structure, and manufacturing processes.
Here the entire Solar Impulse team lines up at the Dubendorf construction facility in which the Solar Impulse was assembled.
Caption by Lance Whitney
July 3, 2009 11:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Solar Impulse/Stephanie Gros
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