In the world of quadcopter drones, the Huntress is a unique aircraft of its kind. It has a hybrid engine with a turbojet and four electric rotors. This large drone can fly in all weather at nearly 500 km/h.
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The Huntress II from WaveAerospace ticks all the boxes of the perfect drone and more. It can fly in all weathers, it is capable of carrying a heavy payload, it flies very fast and can just as easily remain in a stationary position. It is also quick to deploy and can take off vertically from land, sea, or be dropped by aircraft up to an altitude of 6,000 meters. It is also durable enough to fly for two hours. The quadcopter drone is not a scale model. Its wingspan is four meters and it weighs around 50 kilos and its massemasse Maximum take-off weight is 165 kilos. Its great particularity is that in addition to its electric rotors, it can also be propelled by a real turbojet engine. Its cell is also made up of this reactor, whose conecone point on the upper part.
After a vertical takeoff using the force of its three-blade rotors which are directed downwards, theaéronefaéronef switches and triggers its reactor. The company does not explain how the drone switches to horizontal flight mode. It could well be that the reactor is equipped with vectored thrust capabilities, unless it is the sole force of its rotors that this tilting takes place. Thanks to this motorization, it can reach a vitessevitesse of more than 480 km/h. A speed that WaveAerospace has limited electronically even though the machine could go much faster according to it. The range of its video transmission to the operator is 30 kilometers and can be pushed to 120 kilometers with a satellite link or relays. As for the range, it fundamentally depends on the quantity of fuel on board, as well as the payload.
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This UFO of drones has five loading bays to which you can add up to four additional exterior containers. It would take less than 90 seconds to deploy it for a mission. The aircraft is also capable of flying in severely degraded weather conditions, with ventsvents capable of speeds of up to 117 km/h and a temperature range of -34 to +54°C. In the event of a strong gust of wind on the ground, the reactor can be triggered in reverse thrust to keep the drone firmly on the ground.
At the level of the targeted clientele, we immediately imagine the interest that the Huntress II for armed forces, even if with its turbo reactorturbo reactor, this drone will not be particularly discreet or stealthy. With its large carrying capacity, the machine would then make it possible to transport cargo, carry out search and rescue operations, or even high-speed reconnaissance missions. To mass produce your drone, WaveAerospace just secured $40 million in funding. Enough to ensure that the first deliveries of the device can begin at the end of this year, according to the manufacturer.
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