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This Hybrid Drone Just Set an Unofficial Endurance Record

By Lauren Sigfusson | September 14, 2017 10:00 am
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The Skyfront Tailwind is a hybrid powered drone that can be powered by both gasoline and electricity. And it just broke a record ― well, sort of ― for the longest drone flight. (Credit: Skyfront)

What story would you believe: A story about a drone that can fly for 4 hours or 4 minutes? Probably the latter, but this is a story about a hybrid powered drone that can fly for hours.

Whether it’s a researcher using drones to drop bugs onto crops or a hobbyist trying to capture epic aerial photos, drone pilots are often plagued by low flight time. But that’s not a problem with Skyfront’s Tailwind drone, which the company says flew for 4 hours and 34 minutes. That’s right. This drone was in the air for more than four hours. It flew in winds that were between 8 and 10 mph, with gusts up to 15 mph. Read More

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