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Solar Impulse Flight Makes Silicon Valley Stopover
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Susan Fourtané
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4/30/2016 | 11:57:00 PM
Re: A flying Internet of Things
Charlie, this is fantastic, super interesting. When normally you think of IoT you don't have in mind flying things of this kind. This is going to be great to follow during the next 10 years to see the development of airplanes powered by batteries. Great for the environment, indeed. -Susan
Charlie Babcock
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4/29/2016 | 4:32:16 PM
A flying Internet of Things
The four electrical-engine aircraft has multiple sensors scattered around it that continuously report to Mission Control in Monaco. The radio transmits the data to a satellite communications system, which relays the information. That's how the pilot can stay aloft for so long, and grab 15 and 20 minute cat naps when he needs to. There's a "co-pilot" on the ground monitoring the data. Solar Impulse 2 is a flying Internet of Things.
Charlie Babcock
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4/29/2016 | 1:00:50 PM
It's cold at 28,000 feet
Piccard and Borschberg fly at 28,000 feet in an unheated, unpressurized cockpit. They carry oxygen, needless to say. But if it's minus 30 Celsius outside, and minus 15 Celsius inside, that makes it about 5 degrees in the cockpit. Piccard referred to his down jacket and other ski clothing type accessories, but I think the cold would add to the loneliness, once you're flying through dark in the middle of the Pacific. Minus 30 Celsius is about minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit outside.


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