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Watch the historic New York landing of Solar Impulse’s first US ......

  1. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "Watch the historic New York landing of Solar Impulse’s first US cross-country solar powered flight"

    Happening live at http://www.google.com/landing/solarimpulse/

    Don't know if we'll get a live feed from the plane, the airport or none at all.

    At any rate, if you want to watch new history...

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    We now have plane cam!

  3. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Don't forget sound.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    No replies? I guess I'm a cult of one. big_smile

    Now at ground cam.

    They just said plane to land in ~ 20 minutes.

  5. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 3 years ago

    Pretty cool!  Thanks for the link.

    But what a weird looking giant insect - it seemed to just slowly float to the ground, not truly "flying" at all. smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That was fun!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I hope they do some instant replays. If not, I'm sure it will be plastered all over YouTube.

      Wished I'd known about this earlier so I could have read up on it first.

      I didn't see one hint about this all day on MSN or Yahoo. The slackers...

  6. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    They sure blew it on the time estimate. Plane has landed.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Dropped by YouTube. Discovered this Solar Impulse plane thing has been going on for 2 years. Oh, well. At least I got to see this. A nice ending to a nice day.

    Afterthought... Solar plane, right? Flying and landing at night. Wonder what storage mechanism they used. Lithium batteries? Capacitors? Both?

  8. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    A closing post.

    This article explains about the "floating" landing and everything else as to the flight. Plus, gives a thorough background review. http://www.nbcnews.com/science/solar-im … 6C10551691

  9. tirelesstraveler profile image87
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    A totally awesome plane, my husband saw it flying over the Silicone Valley.

 
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