Drone can fly for 2 hours

Drone can fly for 2 hours

Drones have been suggested as a solution for everything from package delivery to search and rescue. The problem, however, is energy. A battery-powered drone can’t stay in the air for long enough to do everything we might ask of it, but a company called Intelligent Energy has created a light-weight hydrogen fuel cell that can keep a drone airborne for as long as two hours. A hydrogen fuel cell like […]

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Drone to Detect Methane Over Gas Pipelines

Drone to Detect Methane Over Gas Pipelines

From afar, methane can be difficult to detect. It’s colorless, toxic, and devastating to the environment, especially when it leaks from natural gas pipelines . Up close, it smells like farts, but by the time people can smell it , there may be a huge problem . It’s visible with infrared cameras , but researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs and the University of California, Merced have a better idea: […]

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Drinks Delivered By Drone

Drinks Delivered By Drone

This is what progress looks like. In what may be the most productive use of drone technology yet, Japanese firm Rakuten is toying with the notion of delivering refreshments to golfers while they’re on the course. Because sometimes, getting into your golf cart and getting off the green just to get a snack is too much to handle. With this new concept, golfers will be able to place an order […]

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Drones for bridge inspectations

Drones for bridge inspectations

Michigan testing drones for bridge inspections. A traditional bridge inspection for example typically involves setting up work zones, detouring traffic and using heavy equipment. Drones are safe, reliable and less expensive. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/03/28/mic… Just built a large/heavy X8 config running 3.3.3 – 12 pounds and 17.5" props. Tiger 80A ESC and KDE 360 kV motors. On the initial flight test the X8 would yaw left without input and even at full […]

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Team Drone.bo and Bolivian Air Force (FAB) Cooperative UAV working

Team Drone.bo and Bolivian Air Force (FAB) Cooperative UAV working

Today we had a succesful flytest in COLMILAV (Aviation Military Schole) a FAB (in spanish acronimous) university entity, with a drone developed and monitoring system by the team (above picture). Team Drone.bo introduce and promote introducing UAV systems based on Ardupilot and development services. Combining two important factors to grow up very fast in techonology industries, creating the community scene for non-profits sharing professional knowledge with sources under OpenSource licenses […]

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Professional drone pilot- What it takes

Professional drone pilot- What it takes

Rather than dexterity or flying skills, what you really need to be a professional civilian drone pilot may simply be patience. Australian startup Ninox, which began trials in 2015, is one of a number of local companies that has a business plan relying on the services of professional drone pilots. Ninox, in particular, plans to hire out its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assist with invasive pest detection and agricultural […]

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