Bye Flies Solar-Powered Surveillance Aircraft Electric aircraft specialist Bye Aerospace has flown the technology demonstrator for its solar-powered StratoAirNet unmanned and Solesa manned surveillance aircraft. The piloted prototype made its July 31 first flight at Colorado Regional Airport, north of Loveland. The aircraft, which is based on a competition sailplane, has advanced thin-film photovoltaic cells from SolAero Technologies on the upper surface of the 15-m-span wing (49-ft.) ...

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