Flights Solar Impulse 2 3rd from Ahmedabad to Varanasi successfully took off at 07:18, local time (Ahmedabad), or at 01:48 UTC. The pilot will fly a plane with zero fuel mileage of about 1127.9km (609NM), the time required is estimated for 15 hours. The maximum height at an estimated cost of up to 5180 meters. Si2 plane occupied by only one person as a pilot, namely André Borschberg, from Switzerland.
As we know in advance that the aircraft Solar Impulse 2 is a project of Solar Impulse around the world using solar energy. Energy obtained from solar panels by 17,000 solar cells mounted on the wings of the aircraft along 72 meters.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, the take-off was delayed nearly two hours, but then Borschberg completed around 1127.9 km distance from Ahmedabad to Varanasi slightly faster than had been expected. According to the BBC, the trip takes 8 hours.
The next leg of the 4th from Varanasi to Mandalay (Myanmar). The fourth leg is longer – about 1,500 kilometers – and have some more difficult conditions.
“At Varanasi, visible mist in the morning, which could be a problem for the initial take-off,” said Christophe Beesau, who worked on the flight strategy.
“And the cost of four, of course, we will cross the Bay of Bengal. We know that we will have to carefully adjust the flight profile to avoid this problem. “Add Beesau.
About two hours before landing in Mandalay, the Solar Impulse 2 had to fly over most of the mountains up to 3,000 m in height.
2 times the Solar Impulse project has set many world records, including the greatest distance covered in a single solar-powered flight. Wingspan 72M vehicles, which exceeds that of the 747 jumbo jet aircraft, and however it’s weighing 2.3 tonnes lighter when compared with other aircraft, and it is very important for success in the coming months.
Si2 flight solar plane using solar energy collected by 17,000 solar cells that line the upper part of the wing, this will always be ensured clean, works well to absorb solar energy during the day. Meanwhile, solid lithium-ion battery energy will be used to maintain the condition of “night” flight time.
Solar plane has previously been there in 1986, is to be the first Voyager aircraft fly around the world without stopping, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, propeller-driven vehicles took nine days to complete the journey. Then in 2005, which is handled by Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, piloted by Steve Fossett. Hopefully the above information useful for you.