SHANGHAI: The first-ever solar-powered unmanned aircraft MOZI 2 developed by China has completed a successful maiden flight, its producer OXAI Aircraft Co., Ltd. said. The flight was conducted on July 27 at an airport in Deqing county in east China’s Zhejiang Province, according to the Shanghai-based company. The company said the aircraft, designed with a wingspan of 15 meters and solely powered by solar cells, can fly at a maximum altitude of 8,000 meters.
It can cruise at a low speed for up to 12 hours during the night after charging in the sunlight for eight hours. The ... more