Elliot Chang

INTERVIEW: GrabCAD Looks Under the Hood of the New Solar Impulse 2 Airplane

by , 06/05/14

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Earlier this week Inhabitat reported that the Solar Impulse 2 launched its maiden flight in preparation for its record-breaking sun-powered trip around the world next year. The lightweight and ultra-efficient airplane is a marvel of modern technology – and mechanical engineering community GrabCAD recently published a great interview that takes a look under the hood. Read on to learn everything from the project’s tech specs to the team’s greatest engineering challenges and next steps.


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