Delivery drone on hydrogen engine created in the US

26 September 2017
Delivery drone on hydrogen engine created in the US

The FlightWave Aerospace Systems team presented a prototype of its new development, a drone, working on hydrogen. The project was named Jupiter-H2 and differs from analogs (equipped with lithium-ion batteries) with its up to 120 minutes single charge duration, while the absolute majority of modern models can fly only for 30 minutes, reports DroneLife.

The drone has eight screws, which are placed in twos in the fairings and has a special three-liter tank on top, it contains hydrogen fuel. Its power is 650W, and it is enough to move 1.3kg of cargo. These characteristics are enough for Jupiter-H2 to be used by courier companies for small cargo delivery.

As of today, developers are testing the drone. In case of success, Jupiter-H2 serial production could begin as early as 2018.

 

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