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A Flying Side Note

Let’s take a quick side note from investing for a minute and talk about flying. Today a Switzerland team is taking a 24-hour test flight of a solar plane. Now solar isn’t exactly as powerful as jet fuel so this is really nothing more than a powered hang-glider but it’s a cool step.

The plane is a 262 foot wing span one man plane and if all goes well will make a trip across the Atlantic as the next step of a goal to cross the globe on solar power. If that concept can be proved it would be feasible to think a small plane could be powered primarily by solar or at least as an auxiliary power source.

Solar may not soon be able to power the world’s airplanes but it’s cool to see engineers working toward that direction.

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