Skyfront, creator of the world’s longest endurance multirotor drones for the agriculture, energy and utility industries, has announced that its flagship drone has just set a world record for endurance. The Skyfront Tailwind UAV flew for a total of 4 hours and 34 minutes, 10 times longer than typical battery-powered drones. Please see link for video.
“This is a huge milestone for the commercial drone industry,” said Skyfront CEO Troy Mestler, Ph.D. “Within a couple of weeks, we expect our UAV to fly for a full 5 hours, and further out we expect it to travel for over 100 miles. The Tailwind allows businesses to monitor, map and inspect large, remote assets like powerlines and large farms. Drone operators can now perform their jobs in a single flight, without having to constantly launch, land and swap batteries, significantly reducing operating costs.”