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Solar Impulse 2 take off from Hawaii

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April 21, 2016

Goodbye Hawaii thank you for those past months!

Solar Impulse 2 take off Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. local time from the airport to Kalaeloa, the Swiss solar plane resumed its world tour after a forced break of nine months in Hawaii.

Bertrand Piccard is the control of the aircraft, it will join Mountain View near San Francisco in Northern California after 62 hours of flying.

Bertrand passed the Northernmost point of Hawaii

Departure from Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015, the solar airplane has accomplished so far nearly 18,000 kilometers. SolarImpulse Around the world an interruption in July following several damages, including batteries that overheated and necessity of their replacement.

Nine months of repairs

The device has been locked for nine months, the time to repair damaged batteries at its final stage over the Pacific Ocean, a record journey of five days and nights between the Japanese city of Nagoya and American archipelago of 'Hawaii.

SolarImpulse Around The World - Road Map (click on the image for enlarge)

He scored his first test flight in late February and performed since then nine flights in total. the plane's wings are covered with over 17,000 photovoltaic cells, which charge the batteries with the sun the day.

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Images, Text, Credits: SolarImpulse/ Aerospace/Roland Berga.


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