New record was set for the absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight

The UK-built solar-powered Zephyr aeroplane has been confirmed as a record-breaker following its non-stop two-week flight earlier this year.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12074162

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 25, 2010 at 12:34pm
Thats an image of the first version, the new one has klingon wingtips, Adrian, a member here was one of the pilots.
Comment by Duane Brocious on December 25, 2010 at 10:10pm

Here's the new version:

Comment by MariusN on December 25, 2010 at 11:13pm
Any idea what is the role of the white triangular fin on the rear part of the combined Pitot/alpha/beta probe ?
Comment by Tom Verstappen on December 27, 2010 at 8:42am

Check out this site guys!!

http://www.pegasus4europe.com/

 

Comment by Jack Crossfire on December 27, 2010 at 10:03pm
Take off the extra junk on the wingtips, the 2 weather vanes on the nose, the tail, & it could fly forever as a flying wing.
Comment by Duane Brocious on December 27, 2010 at 10:57pm
Not sure why they added some of the seemingly useless wieght. Are those heavy plastic stuby fins doing anything?

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 28, 2010 at 1:14am
Thats not an image of the one that set the record
Comment by Tom Verstappen on December 28, 2010 at 4:25am

Zypher 7 this is also known as Mercator 2 in our company.


http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4693946

 


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 28, 2010 at 4:44am
Yes when does yours fly?? Its soon is it not Tom.
Comment by Duane Brocious on December 28, 2010 at 10:38am
That makes sense. Thanks. Anyone got a pic of the one that set the record?

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