Sunday, July 18, 2010

Flying Solar: meet the record-breaking Zephyr plane

Eternal solar-powered flight is here - without the need to land and refuel.

The UK-built Zephyr solar-powered plane, weighing just 50kg, took five people to launch on July 9th and as reported by the BBC on Friday, has been flying non-stop for seven days and nights ever since.

The Zephyr broke the endurance record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The military is expected to use them for reconnaisance and communications, scientific programmes for earth observation.

An intriguing step forward for both us and the planet.

Visit eco boutique Lavish & Lime for a great selection of solar-powered cars and other solar toys to help teach kids about this earth-friendly concept. If you have any thoughts or ideas about UAV's or the Zephyr, please leave a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!


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