Checking out Solar Impulse
Crowds get a chance to check out the Solar Impulse HB-SIA airplane during its short stay in Cincinnati.
The HB-SIA plane has 12,000 solar cells built into its wings that charge lithium batteries. This enables the plane to fly both day and night for up 26 hours at a stretch. It has the wingspan of a large passenger jet, at 208 feet, and the weight of a small car at 3,527 pounds.
June 17, 2013 3:48 PM PDT
Photo by: Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo.ch
| Caption by: Carrie Mihalcik
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