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    Motor Suggestions for Endurance Solar Flight

    I am looking for an efficient motor for an aircraft around 15lbs that is capable of low wattage cruise speeds. My background is mostly in airframes and design so any advice for a motor, ESC, battery system would be huge! My aim is to design the airplane around the best motor I can find (focusing...
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    Introducing the Kraken Spear Solar Project

    Hello all from a town near Toronto, Canada. This is my first post and l hope it turns out to be a good one!? For my Capstone Project l am building a 3metre wingspan solar powered model based on, as the title implies, the fusion of the FT Kraken and the FT Spear. My inspiration for this project...
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    College Solar Plane Project

    I am proposing a college project to build a flying wing from foamboard that will carry solar cells and possibly supercapacitors to augment the use of a smaller flight battery. Initial ideas are based on this project: Even though this wing flies well, I...
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    Solar FPV Plane Challenge ?

    Hi guys, love the show ! It's probably mentioned here before, anyway wouldn't a solar fpv plane be a cool challenge ? There's a few of them on Youtube, however, I don't think any of them are made out of that cardboard / foam you guys use. Am not into the hobby, so I don't know if it would...
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    solar charging in flite

    Has anyone ever tried putting a solar charger on a battery of a RC plane or copter? Is it feasible.
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    solar soarer

    hey people, after researching the topic intently, I decided to create a solar powered airplane. heard me....a SOLAR powered RC plane. its basically going to look like a really hacked up ft simple soarer at first, then not look like at all like it later( ten feet of wing is REALLY...
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    Solar powered plane

    So I really want to build a solar powered glider for fpv or just flying around for a really long time. I'm thinking of buying solar cells from eBay or amazon. So my question is should I use the solar cells to power the motor directly or use the cells to charge the battery in mid flight? I'm not...