Anthony Lakes Ski Resort, Oregon
Flight test data indicates that Hood Tech’s Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0) multicopter used only 58% throttle at 9600ft density altitude.
FLARES 2.0 Multicopter carries an 85lb aircraft above the Anthony Lakes Ski Resort in June 2019 (7,100 ft elevation, 65F, 9,600ft density altitude.)
"FLARES achieves robustness by using generously-sized components, and redundancy” states Hood Tech President, Dr. Andy von Flotow, “UAVs that carry their VTOL-stuff for the entire mission invariably skimp on VTOL component sizing, sacrificing redundancy, power margin and high/hot capability.”
In February 2019 FLARES was upgraded to FLARES 2.0. To date, FLARES 2.0 configuration has a perfect record through 50 flights.
FLARES 2.0 is now ready to provide VTOL to any fixed-wing aircraft up to 100 pounds at sea level, and up to 85 pounds at 8,000 ft DA.
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