HYCOPTER

up to 3.5 hour flight durations*

hydrogen electric multi-rotor

 

*see graph or specifications below

Made in the USA

FLY FOR HOURS INSTEAD OF MINUTES

By combining hydrogen fuel cell technology and cutting-edge UAV platform, HES Energy Systems has created the first hydrogen-electric drone for surveillance missions and large-scale infrastructure inspections. We are proud to present the HYCOPTER.

     

Welcome to the future of drones.

INFRASTRUCTURE INSPECTION 

HYCOPTER drones can cover 6 times more surface area than most of today’s battery drones, making large-scale dam 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. 

 

SECURITY & 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. 

FLIGHT PERFORMANCE

2.5

2.0

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3.0

PAYLOAD (kg)

1.5

1.0

0.5

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0.5

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.5

4.0

FLIGHT DURATION (hours)

 

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. 

SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dimensions 

1,450 mm motor diameter x 500 mm height

MTOW

15 kg

POWER

Fuel Cell Nominal Power

1,500 W

LiPo Peak Power

4,000 W for less than 10 seconds

HYDROGEN STORAGE & REFUELING

Fueling Carriage

Compressed gas - Hydrogen cylinders

Capacity

Three options : 5L - 9L - 12L

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

150 W optional

Payloads

Open payload bay for a variety of cameras and sensors

PERFORMANCE & OPERATIONS

Flight Time

Up to 3.5 hours, depending on payload and hydrogen cylinder

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

0° to 45° (fuel cell limited)

CONTROL

Control Hardware

Joystick radio

Remote Control

3 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

DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN THE U.S.A.

OPTIONAL STORAGE

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

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 PUMP

  • up to 400 bar output pressure

  • 120-240VAC, 50/60 Hz

  • < 63 dB noise during operations

 

OPTIONAL TRAINING

  • Hydrogen gas: handling, refilling, and safety

  • Fuel cell  system operations   

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

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HES designs, manufactures, and commercializes the world's lightest fuel cell systems for aerial mobility and autonomous devices in the field.

HES was founded in Singapore in 2009 and now spans the globe with offices in France and the United States.

GLOBAL- HQ

 

HES Energy Systems

67 Ayer Rajah Crescent
#03-23/24
Singapore 139950

 

Tel : +65 6259 2033

 

hthakar@hes.sg

EUROPE

HES Energy Systems

c/o H3 Dynamics SARL

#17 Rue Hoche

92240 Malakoff, France

bertrand@hes.sg

AMERICAS

 

HES Energy Systems

9701 Brown Ln.

Austin, TX 78754

contact@hes.sg

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