Two Days Aloft: ‘Vanilla’ Drone Breaks Endurance Record

Two Days Aloft: ‘Vanilla’ Drone Breaks Endurance Record

The Vanilla Aircraft flew for 56 hours, setting a new world record for flight duration in its weight class. Credit: DARPA A 56-hour, nonstop, unrefueled flight has set a new world record for endurance. The VA001, a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone made by Vanilla Aircraft, stayed in the air for more than two days and two nights, setting the record for the craft’s weight and power class. […]

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