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Solar Impulse also suffers from battery issues

Discussion in 'News' started by Scotflieger, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Scotflieger

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    The stunning round-the-world attempt solely by the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 is likely to spend 2 to 3 weeks in Hawaii before completing its trans-Pacific journey. It seems that its massive capacity LiPo batteries suffered heat damage on the 5 day flight from Japan. And we think we have battery issues!

    BBC Report
     
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    Wonder if it's possible to see it there?
    Where is it being stored?
     
  3. Scotflieger

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    They a purpose build temporary hangar at Kalaeloa Airport on Honolulu. The team are doing lots of publicity to promote solar energy. Check out their website at http://www.solarimpulse.com
     
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    Reading the article and other sources... it's a design issue (my opinion)
    They don't have a good heat management system in place...
    In their zeal to keep the batteries warm at high altitude...
    They managed to cook em at low altitude... :oops: