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Osha Davidson's Snapshots

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  1. Anemometer and pitot tube.

    Snapshot Title: Anemometer and pitot tube.
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Sensors that relay information about air flow and air speed.



  2. Vertical stabilizer and rudder.

    Snapshot Title: Vertical stabilizer and rudder.
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Keeps Solar Impulse stable on its longitudinal axis (described by a line stretching through the aircraft from the nose to the tail).



  3. Wing

    Snapshot Title: Wing
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Inside the 208-foot-long wings are 120 carbon fiber ribs providing rigidity and maintaining the Solar Impulse's aerodynamic shape.



  4. Propeller

    Snapshot Title: Propeller
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    The four twin-bladed propellers have diameters of 3.5 meters (11.5 feet), and rotate between 200-400 RPM.



  5. Electric motor

    Snapshot Title: Electric motor
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Solar Impulse has four 10HP motors that run on electricity stored in lithium polymer batteries weighing a total of 400 kg (881 lbs).

    Specially designed insulation keeps the batteries warm at an alt...



  6. Solar cells

    Snapshot Title: Solar cells
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    The aircraft is powered by 11,628 mono-crystalline silicon solar cells, mounted on the wings (10,748) and the horizontal stabilizer (880), covering about 200/m2 (2,152/ft2).

    Each solar cell is 145 ...



  7. Fuselage

    Snapshot Title: Fuselage
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    The body of the Solar Impulse is built from sheets of extremely light and strong carbon fiber. The material weighs about 25g/m2 (0.8oz/11ft2) -- three times lighter than ordinary paper.

    Solar Impul...



  8. Cockpit

    Snapshot Title: Cockpit
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    At just 1.3 m3, The aircraft's unpressurized cockpit can hold only a single pilot.



  9. LED wing light.

    Snapshot Title: LED wing light.
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Solar Impulse 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    LED panels on Solar Impulse's wings provide illumination and make the aircraft visible at night while using only small amounts of electricity.



  10. Solar panels

    Snapshot Title: Solar panels
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    More solar panels.



  11. Groot Drakenstein Mountains

    Snapshot Title: Groot Drakenstein Mountains
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, image 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Groot Drakenstein Mountains



  12. Devil's Peak

    Snapshot Title: Devil's Peak
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, image 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Devil's Peak



  13. Proteas

    Snapshot Title: Proteas
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, image 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Proteas



  14. Birders?

    Snapshot Title: Birders?
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, image 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Birders, I assume.



  15. Directions

    Snapshot Title: Directions
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, image 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Sign to Cycads, Dell & Bath, Ericas, Restaurant, Visitors centre.



  16. Egyptian Goose

    Snapshot Title: Egyptian Goose
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, image 3
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    On the wing.



  17. Courthouse Rock

    Snapshot Title: Courthouse Rock
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Bell Rock, Sedona Red Rocks area, Arizona
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Courthouse Rock



  18. Bell Rock

    Snapshot Title: Bell Rock
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Bell Rock, Sedona Red Rocks area, Arizona
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Made of limestone and sandstone over the course of millions of years when the area was covered by an inland sea.



  19. Solar panels

    Snapshot Title: Solar panels
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Rooftop PV system



  20. Mandela's Gold

    Snapshot Title: Mandela's Gold
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Strelitzia reginae Aiton



  21. Directions

    Snapshot Title: Directions
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Sign with directions



  22. Table Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Table Mountain
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Top of Table Mountain



  23. Egyptian Goose

    Snapshot Title: Egyptian Goose
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Egyptian Goose



  24. Cape Daisy

    Snapshot Title: Cape Daisy
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Cape Daisy



  25. Calla Lilly

    Snapshot Title: Calla Lilly
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Calla Lillies



  26. Welcome to Kirstenbosch

    Snapshot Title: Welcome to Kirstenbosch
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Entrance to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    "...a place for everyone to enjoy the serenity and beauty of nature."



  27. Seeds

    Snapshot Title: Seeds
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Entrance to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Rubber tree seed pods



  28. Directions

    Snapshot Title: Directions
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Entrance to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Directions to Gardens, etc.



  29. Elephant

    Snapshot Title: Elephant
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Letaba, Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Elephant in the Oilfants River.



  30. Unidentified bird

    Snapshot Title: Unidentified bird
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Letaba, Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    A type of starling, perhaps?



  31. Elephant

    Snapshot Title: Elephant
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Letaba, Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Nearly hiding



  32. Elephant

    Snapshot Title: Elephant
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Letaba, Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Elephant by the river.



  33. Ocotillo

    Snapshot Title: Ocotillo
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Not much going on now (summer), but when it rains, the Ocotillo will sprout leaves quickly and later beautiful red flowers.



  34. Moon rocks

    Snapshot Title: Moon rocks
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Not from the moon, but my favorite spot to watch the full moon rise.



  35. Barrel Cactus

    Snapshot Title: Barrel Cactus
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Ferocactus wislizenii.



  36. Jumping Cholla

    Snapshot Title: Jumping Cholla
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Lots of Opuntia bigelovii, commonly called Teddy Bear or Jumping Cholla. Do NOT pet.



  37. Mature saguaro

    Snapshot Title: Mature saguaro
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    Lots of arms.



  38. Palo Verde

    Snapshot Title: Palo Verde
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    The Arizona State tree -- growing in a (currently) dry wash or arroyo.



  39. Young saguaro

    Snapshot Title: Young saguaro
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    No arms means young.



  40. Elephant dung

    Snapshot Title: Elephant dung
    Taken by: Osha Davidson

    Image: Volcanic kopje in Kruger National Park, South Africa
    Image Owner: Osha Davidson



    Description:

    I'm no scat expert, but I saw lots of elephants not far from here and they're the prime suspect.



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