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Old 08-24-2008, 10:48 PM
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Default Solar/electric pilotless airplane sets record

An unmanned solar powered plane stayed aloft for 3 days. According to this article.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:59 PM
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Did it have a Festool engine?
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:03 PM
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I believe it runs off the new C12 brush-less

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Well if the US military wants something to stay over the same place airborne for 5 years - per the article - maybe technology will bring us 5 year warranties.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:33 AM
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Well if the US military wants something to stay over the same place airborne for 5 years - per the article - maybe technology will bring us 5 year warranties.
That would give someone plenty of time to figure out how to shoot it down.
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