# Is there any benefit to science from the Swiss built solar plane flying across the globe? [closed]

Are there any innovations that were made during the development or flight of the Solar Impulse plane that would go into any type of regularly used airplanes in the near future?

## closed as primarily opinion-based by Jay Carr, SMS von der Tann, kepler22b, fooot♦, SimonApr 24 '16 at 6:51

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• are you asking if Is there any benefit to science or any innovations that would go into any type of regularly used airplanes in the near future? those are quite different questions, and the first is heavily faulted. – Federico Apr 23 '16 at 20:59
• I can see the idea behind the question but it's very speculative. The pioneers in many different fields had no idea how or if their work would be used in the future, and predictions were often wrong. – Pondlife Apr 23 '16 at 21:09
• Hate to say it, but this question calls for some very speculative answers and, as a result, the answers are going to be opinion based. This would be better for a discussion based forum (like reddit.com/r/aviation). Or perhaps in chat here. – Jay Carr Apr 23 '16 at 22:40