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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane
Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 29, 2008 @ 10:36 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 1 Comment
This solar-hydrogen plane might just be what Transportation Tuesday  heaven looks like! The Hy-bird , by Lisa Airplanes, is a lightweight, hybrid plane made out of lightweight carbon fiber – it’s final weight will be just 1.1 tons. Lithium-polymer batteries will provide the plane’s main power source and solar photovoltaics, covering the plane’s 20-meter-long wings, will provide about 10% of its power. Those of you who find this innovation familiar may recall seeing a computer animation of the Hy-bird in the 11th Hour  documentary. But this eco-friendly flying dream machine will soon be taking flight for real! The Hy-bird is set to travel around the world early next year!
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/29/transportation-tuesday-the-hy-bird/
 Transportation Tuesday: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/transportation/
 Hy-bird: http://lisa-airplanes.com/uk/hy-bird/project-presentation.php
 11th Hour: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/28/the-11th-hour-be-the-change/
 Solar Impulse: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/06/solar-impulse-solar-powered-plane-is-unveiled/
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