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7/27/2016

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The solar-powered Gossamer Penguin featured a 71-foot wingspan and a weight of just 68 lb without the pilot. Designed in 1979 by Paul MacCready's Aerovironment, the Gossamer used an Astro-40 electric motor, driven by a 540W solar panel consisting of 3,920 solar cells.  (Source: Wikipedia)
The solar-powered Gossamer Penguin featured a 71-foot wingspan and a weight of just 68 lb without the pilot. Designed in 1979 by Paul MacCready’s Aerovironment, the Gossamer used an Astro-40 electric motor, driven by a 540W solar panel consisting of 3,920 solar cells.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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