[amsat-bb] Fwd: Solar Impulse Flight (shaggy dog story)(amsat)

Glenn Miller - AA5PK aa5pk at suddenlink.net
Tue May 24 02:18:39 UTC 2016

Flight to Lehigh Valley Postponed

Solar Impulse with Bertrand Piccard at the controls was planned to fly from Dayton towards Lehigh Valley KABE on Tuesday 
morning (Dayton Time) May 24th.

We experienced a brief cabinet failure which distributes the fan power needed to keep the mobile hangar inflated.

This lasted approximately 2.5 minutes. During the time it took to reboot the system, some parts of the airplane were lightly 
touched by the deflating hangar fabric.

After a first check by the engineers, we do not see any damage. However this will have to be studied more carefully over the 
next few days and as such the flight from Dayton to Lehigh Valley has to be postponed.

Let’s remember that airplane safety and risk mitigation is of paramount importance and hence we want to ensure that the 
structures that were touched are in perfect working order.


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