On July 13 and 14, Microdrones has completed a series of test flights that extended further than the operator could see — or, as it is referred to in the aviation industry, beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), the company said.
These flights were completed with a standard configuration of RC, telemetry and batteries, meaning that the md4-1000 aircraft is ready for BVLOS, as sold today.
BVLOS flights are a significant achievement in the commercial drone industry. Legal only with special permission, few companies have performed such flights.
The first set of tests Microdrones completed were long-range tests over the Alma airport runway. The longest of these was three kilometers back and forth. The md4-1000 aircraft made the six-kilometer trip with battery life to spare.
The second set of tests consisted of altitude flight testing in which the drone climbed to a height of 850 meters.