New Patent Describes Inflight Recharging Of Drones, Fly Indefinitely

///New Patent Describes Inflight Recharging Of Drones, Fly Indefinitely

New Patent Describes Inflight Recharging Of Drones, Fly Indefinitely

A recently approved patent, owned by Boeing may be a game changer for the drone industry. The patent describes a method of recharging in mid-air using a tether. Theoretically, you could fly indefinitely. However, Boeing has not indicated if they will build the drones.

According to the patent, the electrically-powered drone would have a retractable tether cable that would connect to a power source. When the drone was fully charged, it would automatically fly off to continue its task, and another UAV could then take its place at the charging station.

 

By | 2017-08-31T15:25:04+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on New Patent Describes Inflight Recharging Of Drones, Fly Indefinitely

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