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This Plane Doesn't Use a Drop of Fuel!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The plane has a 72 meter wide wingspan, which is larger than a Boeing 747-81. 00:56

  2. 17,000 solar panels line the wings of the plane to help generate enough electricity to power the four electric motors. 01:14

  3. The pilots chair will convert into a cot or a lavatory. 02:19

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