MMC UAV launched its brand new hydrone Griflion H that features a record-breaking 15-hour flight time on September 17th, 2019 in Germany during the InterGEO 2019, the world’s largest conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is a hydrogen-powered vertical take-off and landing drone with an integrated design. MMC-developed hydrogen fuel battery shows great stability and tremendously extends drone flight time.
15-Hour Flight Time for Enhanced Mission Efficiency
The biggest highlight of Griflion H is the elevated flight time thanks to its high-efficiency metal bipolar plate hydrogen fuel cell with a maximum hydrogen storage capacity of 27L. Its flight time reaches a record-breaking 15 hours without payload and it can fly for 10 hours even with a 3kg payload while most drones in market have a maximum 2-hour flight time. In mapping practice, mission is usually interrupted by multiple take-offs and landings in different spots and hence accomplished in lower efficiency. The extended flight time of Griflion H greatly improves mission efficiency. Other features include convenient operation, high security, wide coverage, zero emission and low noise. Coupled with different payloads, it provides solutions for global customers in areas like surveying and mapping, rescue, security & protection, border scouting and forest scouting.
Industrial-chain Products with Integrated Design
As one of the few companies capable of industrial chain integration and independent research and development, MMC UAV has developed its own hydrogen fuel cell and other related products including hydrogen cylinder, pressure reducing valve, booster bump, and hydrogen production device.
MMC UAV has been devoted to matching hydrogen fuel cell with drones and launched the world’s first hydrogen-powered multirotor ——HyDrone 1800 that filled the vacancy in the market back to 2016. Its 273-minute flight time resolved the standing problem of short flight time among drones.
Griflion H has undergone overall upgrades in hydrogen fuel cell and drone design and comes with an established hydrogen fuel system that breaks its own flight time record. Low heat and silence make the new drone safer and more convenient. The integrated design tightens the connection among drone, fuel cell and payload.