A US startup called Impossible Aerospace claims that their artificial drone, Impossible US-1, can air for two hours.
If the claim is true, then the drone will be able to survive in the air for almost five times longer than other drones on the market today.
At first glance, the duration of the drone’s flight sounds absurd, considering that many drone manufacturers have difficulty making drones that can survive in the air for more than 30 minutes in a single battery charge.
However, the founder and CEO of Impossible Aerospace, Spencer Gore, said that the Impossible US-1 could air for a long time because the resources of this drone also functioned as a body. This is what makes this drone nicknamed the ‘flying battery’.
“We realize that we can make a strong battery and integrate security technology in batteries to solve problems in the form of lithium-ion battery characteristics that are difficult to guess,” Gore told Forbes.
” Our drones are made of many small cells, just like Tesla’s batteries and we use that cell to make the body of our drones,” he continued.
Before establishing Impossible Aerospace, Gore had worked at SpaceX and had become a battery technician at Tesla.
He said the method used in his homemade drone is a method that must be used by electric aircraft if he wants to compete with traditional aircraft using avtur fuel.
The Impossible Aerospace US-1 Drone has a 26-inch body and can fly at 42 miles per hour.
Impossible Aerospace states that users can charge the battery from this drone in less than an hour so that the drone can return to air without having to wait long.