Inspired Flight unveils new ‘Made in US’ drone IF800 Tomcat
US drone maker Inspired Flight Technologies has unveiled a new medium-lift drone that can carry up to 3 kg of payload and yet fly for more than 40 minutes. According to the California-based company, its IF800 Tomcat drone will start shipping to customers before the end of the year.
Inspired Flight says its upcoming product is the first NDAA-compliant industrial-grade drone that can deliver a flight time of more than 40 minutes while carrying some of the most popular high-resolution cameras and sensors out there. Moreover, it supports dual hot-swappable smart batteries, which allow operators to complete large missions without system resets.
As such, the IF800 Tomcat can be used for a variety of purposes, such as inspecting infrastructure, mapping terrain, or conducting LiDAR surveys. The drone further features a 30-degree upward-angle shooting capability for gimbal-mounted cameras, which makes it easy to inspect wind turbines, bridges, and other…