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Mauro Solar Riser

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First flown in April 1979 the converted Easy Riser hang-glider is powered by 500 solar cells mounted on the top wing. The 40V, 10A output powers a 3 hp electric motor driving a 41 inch propeller. 1½ hrs of sunshine accumulated in the battery provides around 5 minutes of still air flight. The biplane was mylar covered.

Engine: Electric, 3 hp
Wing span: 30 ft
Empty wt: 125 lb
 


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