Yuneec Introduces Cable Drone System For H520 Series
A drone that receives the necessary power from the ground by means of a cable can remain in the air for hours on end. This is ideal for monitoring and security applications. Drone maker Yuneec recognizes this need from the market with the new X-Stream R1 cable drone system, which is suitable for drones from the H520 series.
Yuneec’s tethered drone
There is often a need, especially among emergency services, to be able to have a camera in the air for hours. Think of the temporary protection of a large piece of territory or providing an overview during a fire. The limited flight time of a drone is a major disadvantage. This can be overcome by supplying the drone with power via a ‘tether’ (cable). An additional advantage is that the drone cannot fly away as a result of a malfunction (‘fly-away’).
A Tethered drone system consists of a number of basic elements. The ground station contains an automatically operating winch that maintains tension on the cable and…