01.02.2023Break the limits of conventional UAS flight times
The classic usage limitation for UAS lies in the limited battery capacity. The balanced relationship between total weight, engine efficiency and battery charge inevitably leads to a decision as to which application criterion must be met. So the consideration of whether the payload, the take-off weight or the flight time should be prioritized.
By changing the drive concept to a power generator based on a combustion engine, the decision "either/or" is essentially abolished. The direct result is a dramatic increase in flight times combined with very high payload flexibility.
Thus completely new application concepts are possible. Existing deployment scenarios lead, for example, to a significant increase in deployment efficiency and a significant reduction in deployment costs due to the significant increase in operational flight times.
The tested flight times (under optimal external conditions) indicate, for example, between 2 and 5 hours with a maximum take-off weight of 25 kg. This with varying the tanks fill level for the payload used.
Although the substitution of the batteries with a combustion engine incl. tank might lead to safety concerns regarding fuel use, the technology used is not "more dangerous" than the use of lithium-polymer batteries. It could even be said that "crashed batteries" pose a greater hazard than a secured tank.
In addition, since no flight batteries are required apart from safety batteries for an emergency landing, there are no safety procedures for storing and charging the batteries or the high investments for replacement batteries.
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