Skyfront Boasts Multi-Rotor UAV Flight of More Than 4.5 Hours

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Skyfront, creator of long-endurance multi-rotor drones for the agriculture, energy and utility industries, is claiming a new endurance world record for a multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

According to the company, its Tailwind drone flew for a total of 4 hours and 34 minutes on July 26. The hybrid gasoline-electric quadcopter flew in wind conditions with medium gusts and used a tether in order to comply with the landowner (note: the tether did not transmit power).

“Within a couple of weeks, we expect our UAV to fly for a full five hours, and further out, we...

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