Australia’s First Hydrogen-Electric VTOL Drone
H3 Dynamics and Australia’s UAV producer Carbonix have partnered to develop the first Australian hydrogen-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone. Australia’s Carbonix is a drone manufacturer expert in advanced composite manufacturing, aerostructure design and sophisticated control systems for vertical and landing capabilities. H3 Dynamics has been working on hydrogen drone technology for over 15 years, and has just released a ground-breaking hydrogen-electric nacelle technology.
Compared to batteries, hydrogen electric systems will increase flight durations by several orders of magnitude, matching the scale of the Australian continent, its low population density, and its globally unique experience in “beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) commercial drone operations.
Hydrogen-enabled range elongation will support Carbonix’ existing long distance linear inspection applications such as grid lines and pipelines, mining industry mapping and…