A California-based airline technology company TerraView has revealed the record-breaking drone, designed to have a flight time of over 70 minutes under real conditions, carrying a standard set of sensors.
The drone, called RangePro X8, is designed especially for corporate, first responders, and government purposes, where its primary function is data collection.
Compared to similar competitor drones, the RangePro X8 offers longer flight times. Its highly efficient design, coupled with larger capacity batteries (high-capacity 24,000-mAh/532.8-Wh lithium-polymer), results in 2.5x longer flight times. This allows customers to work longer with less power and less time spent on battery replacement and maintenance.
Each RangePro X8 battery can withstand more than 500 charge cycles over its lifetime. Besides, the longer flight times and service life combined with efficient design provides lower cost per flight hour, reducing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and increasing ROI (Return on Investment).
Some other features include IP43 standard protection level; lightweight (4.4 kg) and portable, can be folded and snapped into a backpack; 360° anti-collision beacons; and provide highly stable flight in stronger wind conditions. The drone can reach the top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph).
Additionally, it comes with super bright front, and rear LED strobes, 4K/30fps video camera, radio remote control, up to a range of 3 miles (4.8 km). RangePro X8’s unique features can be customized for different industries such as energy, agriculture, construction, first responders, mining, and government, TerraView explains.