Quaternium Technologies has broken its own record for the longest drone flight, with its hybrid drone staying in the air for 10 hours, 14 minutes.
Drones are an increasingly important component for many industries. Real estate agents use them to take pictures of properties, photographers use them to capture that perfect shot, and Amazon and other companies are preparing to use them for deliveries. Some people are even using drones to fish for tuna.
Quaternium’s latest development will open up all-new possibilities, as their latest test flight achieved 10 hours, 14 minutes by using hybrid technology.
Marketed as a “long-endurance drone,” the commercial version of the Hybrix 2.1 currently provides 4 hours of operational time. Even with a full payload, it can stay aloft for over 2 hours. The company markets the drone as the perfect option for surveillance, first response, inspection, mining, agriculture and mapping.
It’s a safe bet Quaternium will use the lessons it learned from its record-breaking flight to improve the flight time of its commercial variants even more.