English Subtitles for Construction of Solar Impulse 2, the Round-The-World Solar Airplane

Subtitles / Closed Captions - English

several years ago

following his circumnavigation of the globe in a hot air balloon Bertrand Piccard promised that his next voyage around the world would use only renewable energy. a few months later he made Andre Borschberg entrepreneur and seasoned pilot and together they set themselves a challenge beyond the limits of the imagination

André committed himself to the task of building testing and flying a revolutionary prototype plane while Bertrand traveled the world bringing together partners and promoting the clean technologies that can safeguard our planet's natural resources 5,4, 3, 2, 1, go! We made it guys!

We made it absolutely unbelievable with this plane they made the first 24 hours solo flight in history and flew across Europe Africa and the United States in a few months time they will attempt to fly around the world in a second plane powered exclusively by solar energy. To make this happen

the Solar Impulse engineers have had to rethink their ways of working to look at things differently and see the bigger picture the first aeroplane was a test, a flying laboratory the second is the plane for the journey built to make very long flights longer than any plane has ever made, it's more powerful

more efficient and above all more reliable the new cockpit has been designed and built so that the pilot climbing every evening to an altitude of eight thousand meters where the lack of oxygen is fatal to a human being can survive for five consecutive days and nights the team members had to train

test themselves discover the limits of human endurance and ensure that the cockpit is as ergonomic as possible every section every element of the plane has been rethought and built to be even lighter and more resilient than before. the weight has been reduced gramme by gramme thereby increasing performance

and available energy then the plane has been tested again and again in order to guarantee overall reliability pushing back the limits of the materials the engineering and the team. one of the most critical test of this fuselage we did so much simulation so much calculation that

of course it should work but as we are so close to the limits you never know certainly at this moment we'll have the maximum emotion in this test. for the being it works energy efficiency has been increased to ensure it can stay in the air for

longer periods and fly even further

Video Description

The solar airplane Solar Impulse 2 has been presented on April 9th. The construction of the experimental solar aircraft didn't happen in a day. Watch this video about the construction of Solar Impulse 2 and understand the steps that had to be taken when you're looking towards attempting the First #RTW Solar Flight!

Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
Solar Impulse challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.

Get more information about the project: http://www.solarimpulse.com

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