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Flying while charging
Posted: 18 September 2018

The biggest problem with electric drones is limited flying time on battery power, and batteries are heavy, so it's a catch 22 situation if you want to extend the range - you have to limit the payload. For surveillance drones, there is the option of a tethered power link, if the area to be covered is fairly static or narrowly defined, but for delivery drones or similar, it's a real headache.

Here's a new wireless mid-air recharging system, which could act as a halfway station, but the scenario in our MindBullet of four years ago is way better!

In-flight charging gives drones unlimited autonomous range
18 September 2018
Global Energy Transmission (GET) has pioneered a mid-air inductive recharging system that can charge up several drones at once without requiring them to ...
MindBullet logo DHL FLYING ON WIRELESS POWER
No batteries needed for these delivery drones
Dateline: 7 March 2017
The biggest hurdle for electric aircraft has always been the weight of the batteries, and as nimble as they are, quadrotors and octocopters typically had ...
 
Doug Vining Or shoot your drone with a laser to keep it flying:
https://futurism.com/military-drone-laser-power/
Posted: 18 September 2018 at 11:49
 
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