First amateur drone flight around the world

 

We want to invite you to apply part of a team to send the first amateur drone around the world. It is now possible due to recent advances in technology.

  • power to weight ratio of batteries

  • efficient solar cells

  • satellite telemetry System that weighs only 250 grams

  • flight control SOFTWare

We have a straw-man proposal and private funding intended to generate discussion. However, we need a volunteer team of collaborate on different parts of the plan. A project of this magnitude takes a smart team. We want to invite you to be a part of it.

  • 5 meters fixed wing AIRCRAFT

  • one pusher propeller electric motor about 200 to 500 watts

  • 1000 watts of 22% efficient solar cells on all wings and up facing cabin.

  • enough new high energy batteries to power 14 hours without sunshine.

  • Estimated weight 8 to 12 kg

  • SOG estimated at 20 to 30 knots

  • average AGL 300 meters

  • estimated circumnavigation time: 60 days

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