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Here's a interesting good one for the team. I have a bid for a contract that part of the requirement of the contract is that the company provide a on call drone for emergency services that is CFR Part 107 compliant (55 lbs max) but that has a continuous flight time of up to 2 hours without landing or recharging batteries. Need some help from the crew out there. They also want the drone to have IR and Night Vision capability. It is a government bid and they say they will obtain all the required waivers. Any one know of what Drone systems would fly for 2 hours at a time and is Part 107 complaint?
At the moment drones could fly only several minutes, but imagine if you get hours and hours of flight time, imagine if you get 5 kg of payload, this will be useful for thousands of purposes, from delivering humanitarian aid to package delivery. Finally, we can get it. First hybrid system for drones was designed at NASA and it's really similar to what we are doing here (you can see the NASA system here: Basically, it's an alternator connected to a gas motor, it is very similar to the system that is improved in your car to keep the lights on, the difference is that it's thousand times lighter. This is the project of the generator The gas motor has a power of 3hp that is transmitted to a brushless sensored brushless motor, the current then passes through the diode bridge rectifier and a tension regulator, then charge the batteries. This generator can provide for 2Kw, this is enough to sustain the entire drone systems and lift also 5 Kg of additional payload If you want to stay informed about my project please sign in this newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr