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4-8 hour flight time!

Postby GarethRens » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:22 am

http://www.stuffinc.co.za
We sell all kinds of stuff, including multi-rotor UAV/Drones :ugeek:
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Re: 4-8 hour flight time!

Postby JohanMoelich » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:33 am

Looks like they're aiming high:

DRONE USES
Prospects/Armored

Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security (Border Patrol)
Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement


Prospects/Non Weaponized

Search and Rescue agencies / Emergency Operating Centers
Department of Agriculture / State and Federal Parks
Department of Wildlife Conservation
Private entities


I like how they don't list a price on their site. The number is probably so big it will crash their server. :mrgreen:
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Re: 4-8 hour flight time!

Postby PaulB » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:49 am

LOL :judge: They've been served ! :hang:
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Re: 4-8 hour flight time!

Postby KevPerkins » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:17 pm

Please tell me this will trickle down to the recreational market soon!!!! :woot:

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As a matter for discussion and as I'm still pumped from a gig and will probably be awake until 3am :lol: ...what are the longest flight times for "over-the-counter" (for want of a better turn of phrase) or "recreational" level drones? Obviously something with wings is going to stay aloft for a LOT longer than a normal multi-rotor. But I'd be curious to know specifically about multirotors. Obviously the multi-rotor's power system would need to "slow" the depletion of batteries by using solar panels.

I believe there are some high output, small-ish solar panels available now that could fit on a hexa...or maybe a quad I suppose :hmmm:

In a VTOL aircraft you have no assistance from wings so the problems to address would be Power vs Weight plus "cell life"...a multi-rotor supplementing the normal discharge during flight by way of a trickle charge from a few small solar (photo-voltaic) panels MIGHT extend flight times. :question: I guess it depends on how much each little panel would weigh vs how much charge it could supply and at what rate. :geek:
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