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Drone In Development Offers 2-Hour Flying Time
By Joseph Tepper, September 13, 2018 @ 10:46 AM (EST)
Source: PetaPixel

The battery performance in drones has come a long way in recent years—but it’s still pretty sparse. Even models regarded as flagships—say, the DJI Phantom series—only last about 25-30 minutes in the air. But what if we told you that drone still in development could offer flight times 500 percent longer?

That’s the lofty goal of a prototype drone developed by the startup company Impossible Aerospace. The US-1 drone will have a flight time of up to two hours and will be able to recharge to 75 percent in just 45 minutes. Talk about battery performance.

Those impressive stats are attributed to the fact that the US-1 is essentially a flying battery: Almost all of the internal space is occupied by battery cells. With the long flying time and high projected cost ($7,000), the US-1 is aimed at specialty fields such as law enforcement, emergency response, and public safety.

Now all we need to do is strap on a camera… 



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