Jul 12, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 damaged by battery heat, won't fly again this month

The Solar Impulse 2 has been grounded by damaged batteries for at least a few weeks after completing its record-breaking five-day journey from Nagoya to Hawaii. The plane’s team says the batteries were over-insulated and became overheated on day one of the Japan-Hawaii leg. ...

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

Jul 3, 2015

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any ...