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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by chess06, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. chess06

    chess06

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    Hello
    we are making a solar RC plane as a school project. what do you guy thing which solar panel we should use ?it shouldn't be light and thiny and of course it should genetare efficent energy
    thanks
     
  2. davenn

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    solar panels are still not very efficient. you will need a lot of panel area
    all of the top side of the wings and maybe some of the fuselage (body) as well

    I assume you want the panels to charge batteries ? or is the plane only going to fly
    on cloudless days ?
    You need to calculate how much power is required by the RC electronics and
    the motor etc
     
  3. chess06

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