SKYF Drone Lifts 220 Pounds

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    The Russian drone company SKYF has apparently broken the world record for the heaviest weight to be lifted by a remote controlled multicopter. According to their website, the "SKYF" drone features a 220hp gasoline engine that drives 2 large rotors for lift, while "small" electric motors power 4 sets of smaller fans for stability and maneuvering. The "Cargo" variant of the monster drone managed to carry a 220 pound payload about 330 feet, while an "Agro" variant successfully tested a crop dusting system.

    The demonstration fell short of the company's 551 pound payload claim, but they did manage to capture the record setting run on video, which you can see here.

    The cost of a SKYF flight hour is calculated to be ten times lower compared to a helicopter. A fuel use rate is calculated at 30 liters per hour. The drone uses ordinary gasoline instead of expensive aviation fuel that makes maintenance cheaper and more accessible . SKYF plans to reach a significant export potential as a simple, roomy and multipurpose machine that can be used for tundra, taiga and deserts even under extreme temperatures. Several European countries, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Japan, and Sweden have already expressed interest in the $225,000 apiece machines.
     
  2. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    LOL 220lbs! Do you even lift bro? Sorry, had to. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  3. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    And that is the first Hunter-Killer the machines will set after us.
     
  4. WBurchnall

    WBurchnall 2[H]4U

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    Yes, they chase you like a zombie rentlessly for up to 330km and when you stop moving it drops a 440kg payload of a giant metal cube onto you from high above. It's the ACME Hunter Killer robot.
     
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  5. cjcox

    cjcox [H]ard|Gawd

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    Props for the Tie-fighter logo
     
  6. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    I feel like that's still a lot of fuel.
     
  7. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They're kinda getting cherry picky with the record selection there. Yes, it's technically a multi-copter hybrid (uses gas for lift and electric for stability), but it's not the first drone to lift this weight.

    The Lockheed Kaman K-Max unmanned variant lifts 6,000 lbs.
     
  8. TordanGow

    TordanGow Gawd

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    Sinaloa Cartel in for 10 of them. LOL at a border wall.
     
  9. bobdabilder

    bobdabilder Limp Gawd

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    That's a helicopter, not a drone ;)
     
  10. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That certainly will not be quiet. Better get some noise detection on the wall.
     
  11. iamjanco

    iamjanco Limp Gawd

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    Couldn't resist:

     
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  12. theBrownLlama

    theBrownLlama Gawd

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    even short distance flight ( say 3km) for these drones is far difference scenario
     
  13. c3k

    c3k 2[H]4U

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    Keep one on the high-rise balcony...in case of fire.
     
  14. Eshelmen

    Eshelmen 2[H]4U

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    Uber Drone Passenger transport coming soon?
     
  15. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    These things are still soooooo far from being any sorts of viable use imo..
     
  16. TheMadHatterXxX

    TheMadHatterXxX 2[H]4U

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    Not true. Unless you're a fatty you can probably fly yourself around.
     
  17. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    For what 30 minutes? There are already better alternatives that have been working for years with a single blade.