What’s an Ion Propulsion Drone?
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Florida-based startup Undefined Technologies has announced that its Silent Ventus ion propulsion eVTOL drone has cleared an essential test flight.
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The aircraft met its projected flight time and lifting power, and showcased its flight performance over the course of the 4-1/2 minute flight, demonstrating higher efficiency power delivery systems and noise levels under 75 dB.
“We’ve been on this upward trajectory for nearly a whole year, working hard on overcoming many technical challenges related to craft’s cooling systems, battery lifetime, avionics, and noise-abatement technologies,” said Undefined Technologies Founder and CEO Tomas Pribanic. “This milestone secures our vision of making ion propulsion technology viable for use in atmospheric conditions….