Jun 22, 2020

Development of Solar plane with full composite body flame

This solar plane is the result of a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

Toray Carbon Magic designed and manufactured body frames with full composite (wing length: 16m) requested by SKY Perfect JSAT and Tokai University in 2019.

We have achieved a lighter weight in order to optimizing the hybrid composite structure combined with carbon fiber, aramid fiber and glass fiber by making full use of FEA and keeping good balance both strength and stiffness in combination with Toray's high strength and modulus fibers. The solar plane has completed several initial flight tests and is expected to improve further technologies in the future.

Solar plane solar phoenix

Solar plane solar phoenix