Vanilla Aircraft, LLC yesterday, Jan. 5, announced that on December 2, their VA001 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) completed a non-stop, unrefueled 56-hour flight. The flight was submitted for a world duration record for combustion-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the 50-500 kg subclass (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Class U-1.c Group 1). A representative from the US National Aeronautic Association was present to witness the record, the US company said.
|The VA001 UAV taking to the sky|
(Credit: Vanilla Aircraft)