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This quadcopter with 96 batteries flies up to 2 hours!

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Most consumer drones are designed to fly 20 to 31 minutes using a single battery pack. In comparison, Impossible US-1 can potentially fly five or even six times longer, but it is being sold at a starting price of $7,500, so its target market is for professionals and law enforcement.

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The batteries do more than just power the drone; they serve as structural supports.

Who is this drone for?

According to Forbes, Impossible Aerospace already raised $9.4 million in Series A funding, and they’ve already sold units with optical and thermal sensors to police, firefighters and search and rescue teams in the U.S.

Hasn’t this been done before?

“There has been a lot of research done before on how do you create a battery cell that doubles as structural, but that’s not what we’re doing,” said CEO Spencer Gore to Forbes. “Instead, we realized that you can make battery packs that are structural, that integrate safety technology at the pack level to deal with the unpredictable characteristics of the lithium-ion battery. Our vehicle will be made with lots of really small cells, just like Tesla’s battery pack is made of really small cells, and we use those as structural building blocks for our aircraft.”

Any drone that can save a life is an investment worth looking into, especially if it is rated to fly up to 2 hours! Impossible US-1 may be the company’s first drone, but it’s designed like no other professional quadcopter in the market right now.

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