The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse

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In this DLR webcast, Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg and Marc Böswald from the DLR Institute of Aeroelastics in Göttingen present the project and the ground vibration test (GVT) procedure.
Keywords airplane solar energy
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Experiment indoor Firearm
Solar Impulse HB-SIA Switcher
Sizing Meeting/Interview
Flight Meeting/Interview Water vapor
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Friction Finger protocol Propeller (aircraft) Car dealership
Meeting/Interview Flight test Spare part
Spare part Experiment indoor Fender (vehicle)
Meeting/Interview Cartridge (firearms) Experiment indoor
Meeting/Interview Experiment indoor
Rumpfwerk Meeting/Interview Engine Fender (vehicle)
Separation process Bottle Experiment indoor
Experiment indoor Rail transport operations
Finger protocol Meeting/Interview Flight test Experiment indoor
Meeting/Interview Experiment indoor
Meeting/Interview Solar Impulse HB-SIA Switcher
Sizing Meeting/Interview Motorcycle Railroad car
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facility branch y the Institute of Applied Systems is due to take part in flight tests of that's the
special thing here is of course the lightweight construction that really
pushes the limits of what's possible as he
gets this is a rare that will be glued to the wing spar boxes and former part of the airfoil out here you could see the lightweight construction of structure in detail like all of these components with almost nothing at best gangway Vermont postal scale we know that a lot of course extremely light construction also means that with just the smallest courses where able to generate clearly visible oscillation amplitudes as an example if we apply forces in the range of 2 to 3 Newton's or the equivalent of about 300 grams we have basic Wings bending and we produced oscillation amplitudes visible with the naked eye but always is far this is eyeing
the Shaker works something like a hi-fi loudspeaker as there's
also a magnetic coincide vibration generator like that in this case we use magnetic force to introduce
vibrations directly into the structure or should the initial
twice that is is 1 of the other
senses that we used to measure
the oscillations of the aircraft structure it's a distributed
around 160 of them or the aircraft the majority of
them located on the wings including on the control as well as retail unit the fuselage and the engines as well as in these
sensors have been placed the floor of the
structure because we had a separate bottles of cables from the structure in
order to ensure that their weight and
influence the operation of the aircraft the by that of course I am
happy that I can continue to support such an ambitious project with my expertise and by overseeing this ground vibration test flight still flying around the world without using fossil energy is simply magnificent site so as not
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