quote: which would have set the record, only to be disqualified for similar timing violations.
quote: The cells pump power by day to the engines and to Sion Power lithium sulfur batteries to store power to continue flight at night.
quote: A UAV able to stay on-station semi-permanently would worth its weight in gold
quote: I don't know how much they weigh but I'm guessing the weight of a camera compared to the batteries or the 70 lb frame is going to be relatively trivial
quote: ...but it is certainly large enough to carry significant amounts of C4...
quote: ...ISR equipment.
quote: they can augment the performance and increase the duration of its mission
quote: Aircraft like these are more functional in equatorial regions too, where they can have maximum daylight. I imagine this aircraft would be useless in the upper northern and lower southern hemispheres with limited daylight hours.
quote: I'm not sure all the parts will function great in the cold, but daylight would be better for about half the year at either extreme. I'm sure it'd work great for the days that the sun doesn't set at all. You're definitely a glass half empty kind of person.