Foxtech’s GAIA 160 Hybrid is a next-generation UAV which can fly up to 6 hours and lift payloads up to 17.6 lbs. The secret behind this hexacopter’s long flight time is a mixture of lipo batteries and a built-in 2000w generator which sustains the batteries. This is called a hybrid drone because the generator is fueled by gasoline for cars! With a wheelbase that measures about 62 inches and a standing height of 2.62 feet, this multicopter is more like a mini helicopter. Foxtech is making a name for themselves with this new hybrid drone.
The GAIA 160 was first released as an agriculture drone, but the flight time and high payload capacity soon gave the hexacopter a new purpose and model. The hybrid drone can carry a professional RED camera and fly over 1 hour with no problem! If needed, a parachute can also be mounted onto this hexacopter.
Just recently, Foxtech planned to fly the GAIA 160 95.6 miles from one bay to another, but the DJI ground station limited the flight, and it returned to home. The UAV only flew 12.42 miles, but Foxtech plans on giving it another go when the weather clears up.
What’s The Purpose of the GAIA 160 Hybrid?
Long range mapping, inspections, logistics, photography, and videography are only some of this drone’s capabilities. With the ability to carry a heavy payload for an unprecedented time, this drone can be used for multiple applications. Continue reading about this new long flight time drone.
Source: Drones XYZ