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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: 100 PERCENT SOLAR
Ann R. Thryft   6/26/2013 12:33:11 PM
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Glad you liked it, bobj, and thanks for the Shaw quote--he was an early hero of mine, too. That whole "why not?" spirit is what's been so exciting about Silicon Valley (my home "town) and these days, about alternative energy sources, in my opinion. Figuring out how to go to the Moon is often cited as an expression of the daring and ability of the human spirit. I think this airplane--and a few other feats of what looked like impossible technology--can be seen in the same light.

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100 PERCENT SOLAR
bobjengr   6/25/2013 7:27:07 PM
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Excellent post Ann and the video was terrific.    One of my favorite people in history is George Bernard Shaw.  He said the following:  You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"  One of the reasons folks like us got into engineering was to ask WHY NOT!   I fear  all too frequently our so-called leaders stop asking why not.  We (seemingly) have become a nation without a national goal.  At one time, the exploration of space was our vision.  Now we seem to be content allowing the politicians to line their pockets while appeasing their "base".  Getting reelected is all they strive for.  

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Re: A Few Specs
Ann R. Thryft   6/18/2013 12:16:20 PM
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I know you were, but I couldn't resist :)

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Re: A Few Specs
Cadman-LT   6/18/2013 7:14:54 AM
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Ann, I know that, I just wanted to clarify what I meant is all. :)

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Re: A Few Specs
Ann R. Thryft   6/17/2013 12:04:33 PM
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Thanks, Cadman-LT. But, in fact, the plane IS "driving" on solar :)

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Re: A Few Specs
Cadman-LT   6/17/2013 5:39:39 AM
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I meant anything driving solar technology into new areas is always good. Not that the plane is "driving" on solar.

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Re: A Few Specs
Cadman-LT   6/17/2013 5:36:44 AM
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Nice article Ann. I always enjoy them! Anything driving solar is a good thing.

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Re: A Few Specs
Pubudu   6/15/2013 3:29:04 AM
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Thanks for the Specs tekochip it will give more insight of the article.  

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Re: Re : 100-Percent Solar Plane Flies High on Advanced Materials
Pubudu   6/15/2013 3:24:16 AM
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AnandY,  "Solar energy is potential solutions to cut costs."

I believe that its almost free it will have only a first time cost of developing the mechanism

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Re: A Few Specs
Ann R. Thryft   6/13/2013 8:07:50 PM
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tekochip, thanks for posting the specs. We didn't have room, and besides, I was writing an article, not a data sheet :) Most of them are in that brochure we published a link to.

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