JetQuad: VTOL Jet-Drone
The JetQuad is a quad jet-engine powered drone fueled by ordinary Diesel fuel. Each turbine generates 25HP of raw jet-power for a combined power output of 100HP. That is a significant amount of power considering the fact the drone is just under 2-feet in diameter and is about 2-feet tall. This means that the drone can carry more and go faster then any drone of similar size.
The JetQuad operates much like a standard multicopter drone with vertical take-off/landing and automated flight through pre-set way-points. However, the original concept of the JetQuad was a booster stage to lift rocket stages above the atmosphere with return to launch-pad capability. So although JetQuad is a drone, it has the power and flight capabilities of a rocket.
Testing a drone like the JetQuad requires patience and countless hours of tests. We have constructed a custom-designed test-cell where we tether the JetQuad and test the stability at lift-off which is the most complicated portion of a typical JetQuad flight.
Control System Development
It is no easy task to develop a fully functional control system for a jet-engine powered drone. For this reason, we have constructed an electrical drone called FanQuad. It is identical to the JetQuad with the exception that the jet-engines are replaced with EDF (Electric Ducted Fans). Check out the FanQuad test video on the right.
How does the JetQuad outperform conventional electrical drones?
To answer this question, one must get familiarized with two physical concepts - Energy Density and Power Output. Thanks to the use of Diesel, as opposed to Lithium-based batteries, JetQuad has both higher Energy Density and Power Output when compared to a Multicopter of similar size.
JetQuad: Changing the Game of Drones Forever!
The Drone Market is hot and fast evolving. FusionFlight would like to be on the forefront of this market, and once the appropriate regulations are in place, supply the fastest and most powerful jet-engine powered drones to a variety of clients. With its incredible range and payload capacity, the JetQuad drone has the potential to dominate Package Delivery, Military Surveillance, and Fast Medical Response Markets, just to name a few.