RECORD-BREAKING FLIGHT DEMONSTRATES CAPACITY FOR TRUE PERSISTENT SURVEILLANCE, COUNTER-DRONE MEASURES AFTON, VA: Zenith Aerotech, a leading developer of heavy-lift tethered drones (aerial vehicles), announced that, over the span of a week, its Quad 8 multi-rotor platform flew a total of 161 hours and 49 minutes—108 hours of which were continuous, uninterrupted flight. In doing so, […]
On Friday, Zenith surpassed it’s goal of 96-hours in testing the endurance of it’s Quad 8 tethered aerial vehicle. The company will continue flight hours into the weekend and will land only if severe weather moves in. If you would like to speak to a representative about your mission needs, please call Don Leckrone at […]
ZAT Director, Don Leckrone provides an update in the rain.
The endurance test soars into it’s fourth day, running a consecutive 72 hours.
On Monday, Zenith’s Quad 8 tethered aerial vehicle took flight for a 96-hour endurance test, flying with Echodyne’s flight radar and an EO/IR camera, streaming across a fiber optic cable. ZAT Director, Don Leckrone provided a mid-week update today on social media outlets.
The company hosted contingents from its Ohio-based customer, Will-Burt Company, and local first responders the Wintergreen Fire, Wintergreen Rescue, and Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire departments. Attendees saw Zenith’s bimotored quadcopter, TAV-Q28, in action amidst sustained 25 mph winds and gusts up to 40 mph. Discussions afterward yielded useful feedback for Zenith regarding specific requirements of […]