Hydrogen-powered drone will fly for hours at a time
Even the nicer drones you should purchase sometimes final for simply minutes within the air, which is not a lot assist for those who’re delivering packages or capturing films. Horizon Unmanned Methods (HUS) thinks it has an answer, nevertheless: hydrogen energy. Its lately unveiled Hycopter drone runs on a light-weight hydrogen gasoline cell that ought to ship as much as four hours of flight time unloaded, and a couple of.5 hours when it is carrying 2.2 kilos of cargo. That also might not sound like a lot, nevertheless it makes lengthy-distance flights sensible — it is the distinction between flying throughout the town and staying inside the neighborhood. HUS will not even fly the Hycopter’s prototype till later this yr, however endurance might nicely repay when you’re uninterested in piloting robotic plane in half-hour bursts.