MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology Co. Ltd. (MMC) has launched a new hydrogen-fueled unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the HyDrone 1800.
The company touts a four-hour flight time and one-minute charging time for the aircraft, as well as a radius of up to 100 kilometers with a live video stream. In addition, MMC says the UAS can operate in temperatures as low as -20 degrees C.
MMC says hydrogen gas, compressed into the drone’s tank at 30 MPa, requires the constant presence of oxygen but is not affected by low temperatures – thus expanding the aircraft’s usage into northern and southern latitudes.
The tank, designed with composite carbon fiber material, has been tested from a 200-meter drop. In addition, the UAS’ shell is made of water-, dust- and fire-proof carbon fiber.