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 (540) 456-1147.
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 the local departments.
Zenith is grateful for everyone’s participation, and looks forward to hosting similar events in the future.