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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?  

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1 hour ago, ArchAngel said:

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?  

 

Perhaps a tethered setup?

 

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17 minutes ago, Dave Pitman said:

Is the Kestrel a concept?  There isn't much info about it on that page and nothing in their store.

Although Autel have produced some decent multi-rotor drones in the past with the X-Star they do have a tendency to announce new products at a CES and nothing comes of it. It looks like the Kestrel was announced at CES 2016 and last year they announced new cameras for the X-Star that were never produced. I hope that's not the case with the Evo that they announced at this year's CES. I was really only using the Kestrel as an example of a fixed wing drone for @ArchAngel requirement of a 2 hour flight duration.

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1 hour ago, Dave Pitman said:

Well, it looks like a nice concept.  Too bad it is vaporware currently.

Maybe these guys are a bit further ahead with their Edge platform. 

https://www.flightwave.aero

Looks like they also plan on selling a drone powered with a hydrogen cell to get up to 2 hours flight duration. 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Av8Chuck said:

It’s been vaporware for three years.  I also blog they OEM’d it.  

Looks like you are correct in that Autelrobotics are not the original manufacture of the Kestrel and were planing on reselling this company's drones.

https://www.suasnews.com/2017/10/quantum-systems-releases-trinity-uav/

https://www.quantum-systems.com

 

 

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3 hours ago, ArchAngel said:

thank you Spitfire76

 

You are welcome but I don't know if the Wingtra will operate for up to 2 hours but you could of course contact them. I believe this is one of the guys behind its development and although its a couple of years old this Ted Talk is interesting.

 

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