Congratulations Solar Impulse

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Kailani, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Kailani
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    Kailani Senior Member

  2. Tiny Turnip
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    Indeed - wonderful, amazing and important stuff.

    Navigating weather systems must be a huge challenge.

    It would be good to see more profile given to the engineers on their website, (its there, kindof, but you have to trawl about a bit, and mine down) and I have to gently take issue with their tagline 'an idea born in Switzerland'

    Sure, the project is very Swiss, but how about a big 'If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants' nod to Rutan (Voyager) and particularly MacCready (Gossamer Condor, Albatross, Penguin; Solar Challenger, Pathfinder, Helios) work going back 30 to 40 years...

    not to take away from a huge achievement, just to big up the engineers, and the history of thought, as well as the leaders and pilot.
     
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