China-based MMC UAV has announced the launch of its new hydrone Griflion H, a hydrogen-powered vertical take-off and landing drone with an integrated design and MMC-developed hydrogen fuel battery with great stability, the company said.
The highlight of Griflion H is the extended flight time thanks to its high-efficiency metal bipolar plate hydrogen fuel cell with a maximum hydrogen storage capacity of 27L. Its flight time reached a record-breaking 15 hours without payload and 10 hours with a 3kg payload while most drones in market merely have a maximum 2-hour flight time.
In mapping practice, the mission is usually interrupted by multiple take-offs and landings in different spots and hence lower efficiency. The extended flight time of Griflion H greatly improves mission efficiency.
MMC UAV launched the world´s first hydrogen-powered multirotor–HyDrone 1800 with 273-minute flight time back in 2016. Griflion H has undergone overall upgrades and now has an established hydrogen fuel system that broke its own flight time record. The integrated design tightens the connection among drone, fuel cell and payload.
MMC UAV is an industrial UAV manufacturer that has established industrial chain product portfolio including drone, airframe, power system, flight control, image transmission, ground control station and tailors best UAV solutions.