Airbus’ Solar Powered Zephyr Plane: Everything You Need To Know

Last month, European aerospace manufacturer Airbus concluded the summer test program for its solar-powered ‘Zephyr’ aircraft. The plane even managed to set a world record along the way. Let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about this project.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/airbus-solar-powered-zephyr-plane/

Legitimate question: what about when it’s nighttime?

You know that is a really good question…

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I do be speaking facts :joy::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Do you think at any stage when designing this they ever sat down and thought about this? :joy:

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So @texasaviation mentioned nighttime, now for me to mention what if it’s cloudy on the airport?

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Not a good idea. It looks so stupid lol. Solar power is not right for airplanes, it is not powerful enough.

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100% correct. Electricity is a bad source of power.