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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power

A project log for 'Bird of Prey II' Super Long Range VTOL UAV

Flight time and versatility will be vastly extended using a combination of multirotor, blended wing, and hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

ken.doken.do 12/21/2017 at 10:360 Comments

Currently working with MMC on developing a hydrogen fuel cell system optimized for this flight platform. Estimate for flight duration is 6 to 8 hours of continuous operation using their proven H1 hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The tank technology used to carry hydrogen fuel incorporates composites to attain high impact resistance and light weight.

This cutaway representation shows a possible location and configuration for tanks and fuel cell. The fuel cell is behind the blue tanks. Please see MMC's website for specific capacity and other details. 

Combined with a LiPo battery powerpack, this system is excellent for long range.

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