Saturday, October 28, 2017

Vanilla VA001 sets new drone endurance record after five days aloft

The VA001 lands back at NASA Wallops after 121 hours, 24 minutes in the air

Last January, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 set the world record for the longest unmanned internal combustion powered flight in history. Now the 36-ft (11-m) wingspan, diesel-powered drone has broken that record after staying aloft for 5 days, 1 hour and 24 minutes. After flying in a circular orbit for over 7,000 mi (11,265 km), it touched down with three days of fuel still in its tanks.

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