Drones require a lot of energy to stay afloat. This is a main limitation for a majority of drones – the battery needing a recharge every 30 minutes or so. This limits the drone’s capabilities, while also burning a lot of the user’s time. Instead of spending the majority of the time flying a drone, the reality is that you recharge more often.
e-Drone Zero Review
A new drone from Europe may start a trend in the field’s overall design. The e-Drone Zero does not have the usual lithium batteries in its arsenal. Instead, it uses hydrogen gas cylinders as power source. The results show the significant difference – more than triple the flight time of average, lithium-powered drones. The e-Drone Zero can fly at two hours without requiring landing or recharging. That is a massive difference in time, and can change the game in many aspects of drones.
From the minds at SKYCORP, the e-Drone Zero’s hydrogen design is a possible game-changer. Using a 3-liter cylinder to store the hydrogen fuel cells, it provides double the usual amount (1.5 liters) while retaining the weight.
Uses of Longer Flight
A longer flight time can drastically change the game of drone delivery. Without the need to recharge as often, delivery drones can now have a longer reach. This gives access to more potential customers in hard-to-reach areas.
Delivery drones are not the only ones that will benefit for a longer flight time. Surveillance drones can cover more ground, and emergency drones can do more in the field. Firefighters can have longer air support, as well as Search and Rescue units having a longer reach.
Hospital drones that carry medical supplies to and from centers also benefit from this upgrade. Using the hydrogen-based power source, drones can travel longer – which can be the main difference in life and death situations.