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Boston-based Top Flight Technologies says its Airborg 10K hybrid gas-to-electric drone allows for longer flight times and is heavy-duty ready, creating a machine that is light enough to fly, while strong enough to carry cargo. Roselle Chen reports.

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A hybrid gas-to-electric drone flies longer and stronger. Top Flight Technologies says its Airborg 10K drone is heavy-duty ready and can fly up to 3 hours carrying 20 lb. (4 kg) of cargo. SOUNDBITE (English) LONG PHAN, CEO & CTO OF TOP FLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, SAYING: “Airborg is our UAV platform that addresses three challenges for all battery based multirotor drones: The ability to fly for multiple hours, carry a substantial payload, and have sufficient onboard power for sensors and data communication.” Its makers say the drone is suited for long-range surveillance and inspection missions. It can also aid in the infrastructure, agriculture, security and shipping industries. The drone uses gasoline to power an internal engine. The gas engine also keeps the battery and on-board electronics charged. And even though the drone requires gas refills, it doesn’t need to charge its batteries, a time consuming drag in conventional drone models. Most drones on the market are battery powered and are only airborne for about 15-30 minutes. Airborg 10K is currently on the market at a starting price of $100,000 (USD) and can be custom fit to meet each client’s needs.

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