FusionFlight Builds the Vertical Take-Off and Landing Jet-Powered Drone
FusionFlight designs and builds drones that rely solely on jet-engines for power. Above all, these drones are capable of vertical take-off and landing. In addition, the turbines can run on ordinary Diesel fuel. As a result, the drone is light, mechanically simple and very powerful. Check out our latest prototype - AB4 JetQuad.
Our drones are all capable of vertical take-off and landing. Therefore, we got rid of the wheels, the wings, and a whole lot of other parts associated with ordinary airplanes. The result is a compact but very powerful system that can be launched from almost anywhere - roof, boat, back of a pick-up truck, etc... Small size also means that the drones are easy to transport to wherever they are needed.
Jet-engines are very simple devices and contain only one rotating part - the turbine and compressor assembly. Therefore, drones that use jet-engines are inherently simpler to build and maintain. This also makes such drones very reliable, since there is a much smaller probability that a moving part will break. A four-engine FusionFlight drone, like the JetQuad, has exactly four rotating parts which so it is significantly simpler then a Helicopter which has hundreds of rotating parts.
Diesel is cheap and easy to obtain anywhere in the world. Hence, the drone will work for you, wherever you are. Refueling is as easy as refueling a car and its quick - compare the 30-seconds it takes to refuel a jet-drone to the 2-hours it takes to charge a quadcopter. Finally, Diesel fuel has over 40-times the energy density of conventional lithium-based batteries. Our drones can go faster and carry more then any electrical drone of similar weight.
FusionFlight drones contain the latest avionics and computer systems so no pilot skills are necessary. The drones perform fully automated pre-programmed missions with way-point navigation. Within each drone, a Flight Computer obtains sensor data and outputs low-level control commands. In addition, a companion Computer performs Obstacle Avoidance and Guidance tasks. Both computers rely on front-facing and downwards-facing cameras to improve Navigation.