HYCOPTER

3+ hour flight duration

Made in the USA

The world's most advanced
hydrogen-electric multirotor drone

 
 

HYCOPTER Drones to Begin Safety Inspection of Hydropower Dams in Brazil

Press Release - 05 Sep 2019 

H3 Dynamics has partnered with Curitiba-based EPH Engineering in Brazil, to launch a turnkey dam inspection solution that combines AI-enabled damage assessment and HYCOPTER fuel cell drones capable of flying 3.5 hours at a time. 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dimensions 

1,450 mm motor diameter x 500 mm height

MTOW

16.5 kg (including 2.5 kg of payload)

POWER

Fuel Cell Nominal Power

1.5 kW

Hybrid LiPo Peak Power

4 kW for less than 10 seconds

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HYDROGEN STORAGE & REFUELING

Fueling Carriage

Compressed gas - easily swappable hydrogen cylinders

Capacity

Three options : 5L (large payload version) - 9L (standard version) - 12L (long range version)

Pressure

350 bar

Refilling Duration

Approximately 30 min, depending on cylinder size and hydrogen supply pressure

Refilling Equipement

Electric or pneumatic booster pump

PAYLOAD

Payload Volume

(L) 260 mm x (W) 330 mm x (H) 200 mm

Max. Payload Weight

2.5 kg

Voltage

5 V - 32 V

Payload Max. Power Supply

180 W optional

Payloads

Open payload bay for a variety of cameras and sensors

PERFORMANCE & OPERATIONS

Flight Time

Approx. 3 hours (12L cylinder, no payload)

Maximum Speed

56 kph (35 mph), wind and payload dependent

Maximum Ascent Speed

3.2 m/s (10.4 ft/s)

Maximum Descent Speed

2.2 m/s (7.1 ft/s)

Yaw-Pitch-Roll

Pitch: 250°°/s - Yaw: 100°°/s

Maximum Tilt Angle

32°

Wind Survivability

32 km/h

Deployment Time

Approximately 10 minutes with 2 people

Field Serviceability

Can be implemented based on customer's requirement

Operating Temperature

-5° to 45° (fuel cell limited)

Storage Temperature

5° to 45° (fuel cell limited)

Our 3+hour HYCOPTER hydrogen-electric drone is designed to collect more data in on single mission for security or large infrastructure inspections 

CONTROL

Control Hardware

Joystick radio

Remote Control

Up to 2.7 km (line of sight)

Flight Controller

Pixhawk 2

Navigation Assistance

Telemetry, flight planning  software, optional FPV camera system

GPS Accuracy

Vertical: 0.5 m (1.64 feet) - Horizontal: 2.5 m (8.2 feet)

10km+ Range Extension

Available on request

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

Safety

Avoid open flames, high heat, smoke, and chemical gases

Compliance

Depending on local regulations

Parachute

Option available. Approximately 550g loss in payload capacity

HYDROGEN STORAGE OPTIONS

2.5

2.0

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3.0

PAYLOAD (kg)

1.5

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0.5

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1.5

2.0

2.5

FLIGHT DURATION (hours)

3.0

3.5

4.0

MULTIPLE PAYLOAD OPTIONS

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AERIAL INSPECTIONS 

HYCOPTER drones can cover 6 times more surface area than most of today’s battery drones, making large-scale inspections faster, cheaper and easier to complete.

 

Images collected by HYCOPTER link up to H3 Zoom.AI, an AI-assisted visual analytics platform on cloud designed to speed up the validation and reporting process of specialist inspection reports. 

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LIVE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Designed for quiet Long Endurance (LE) multi-rotor flight endurance, reliability and high performance, HYCOPTER is the ultimate drone solution for persistent reconnaissance and surveillance applications. With multi-sensors payloads capabilities, HYCOPTER brings real time support solutions, optimising tactical field operations. 

SPECIFICATIONS

ENDURANCE BOOST

Optimize take-off weight with optional hydrogen cylinder options for up to 3.5 hours of flight time.

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OPEN PAYLOAD BAY

  • 12V payload power (other voltages available)

  • Up to 2.5 kg   

  • Payload bay (L) 260 mm x (W) 330 mm x (H) 200 mm

REFUELING ACCESSORIES 

  • up to 400 bar output pressure

  • 120-240VAC, 50/60 Hz

  • < 63 dB noise during operations

 

 TRAINING SERVICES

  • Hydrogen gas: handling, refilling, and safety

  • Fuel cell  system operations   

  • Fuel cell drone operations (ground & air) and payload integration