I know this has been posted before but is anyone using solar panels on
their plane to keep the battery charged in flight? You can buy thin
film flexible panels
but I don't know if
it will work.
Silicon Solar makes a couple of solar charged planes. The Night
Vulture (wierd name for a solar plane) can stay aloft for several
hours or so they claim.
I've got a little cheapo foam plane with a 6 cell 7.2v 300mah MiMH
battery and was wondering if I could slap a couple solar film panels
on it and fly forever ro at least until the sun goes down!
- posted 18 years ago