Heavy Duty Drones Cleared for Take Off in New York #drone #droneday
New York skies might soon see some seriously big drones. Drones as big as 300 pounds are now being permited for testing. They will be restricted to the drone corridor so no need to be concerned walking around NYC. Via the Drone Girl:
Thanks to an FAA grant specific to the New York Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site at Griffiss International Airport new civil authority, drones up to 300-pounds have far more freedom to fly than ever before. As of spring 2023, the test site can now operate drones weighing under 300 pounds throughout New York’s 50-mile drone corridor and be compensated for operations.
300 pounds opens up the door for drones to carry bigger payloads. It also allows engineers to include features that make drones more robust, such as more powerful engines, bigger batteries, performance-improving systems like oil coolers, and more.
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