This is interesting even though it doesn't relate directly to drones yet. Micro fuel cell technology is available the power things like generators motorcycles and other compact powered devices. I know there is a company out there producing it as I saw it at CED2016, although I cannot remember the name.
If this technology takes off as expected we could quickly see it powering drones in the near future. I would not doubt that somebody is already working this.
Andy Marsh sees his future — and it’s forklifts. His tiny company, Plug Power Inc., makes hydrogen fuel cells, and for years he struggled to find customers. No longer. In April, Amazon.com Inc. agreed to try out the technology in forklift fleets at 10 of its warehouses. And in July, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. matched …
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Training Drone for under $40?
The Holy Stone HS170 Predator is touted as a good drone for flight training. At this price it would be replaceable if the unexpected were to happen. Just under a 10min flight time and 1hr recharging time allows for plenty of time to review the FAA guidelines in between practice flights. But grabbing a couple extra spare batteries is not a bad idea either.
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