High-Flying Solar Power Zephyr Glider Breaks Own World Record With 3.5…

Last we heard from the U.K.'s high altitude Zephyr glider, it was unofficially breaking the record for longest unmanned flight » 8/24/08 3:00pm 8/24/08 3:00pm. That was back in 2007, when the record was a paltry 30 hours, and the Zephyr was able to manage a 54 hour flight, thanks to its solar powered batteries. On Friday, the Zephyr flew that and…

Lightweight Batterly-Powered ElectricFlyer C Mini-Plane Takes Off On…

The ElectraFlyer C is a carbon fiber-shelled mini plane that runs on electricity, and it also looks like a lot of fun. It's a mash-up of a commercially available glider body and a lightweight battery and motor/propeller assembly. It can fly for 90 to 120 minutes at up to 90MPH, and you can recharge it in about six… » 8/08/08 7:30pm 8/08/08 7:30pm