Russian scientists to test drone with 45-hour fuel endurance in 2015


Russian specialists are going to test a cutting-edge drone Inspktor-01 boasting an estimated fuel endurance of 42-45 hours, the chief of a laboratory at the Chemical Physics Institute under the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuri Dobrovolsky has told TASS.

The drone’s unique feature is its new generation hydrogen-air fuel element of domestic manufacture. This technical solution has never been used in drones before. Also, the proposed drone is equipped with an electric motor, which makes the device noiseless and leaves no heat trace.

“The first tests have been carried out already. A test prototype spent 30 hours in the air. By the autumn its non-stop flight time is to exceed 40 hours. I hope that its fuel endurance will range 42-45 hours,” he said.


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