Drone University USA was actively involved with TV, radio and newspaper interviews educating the general public on drone safety, the FAA, sUAS registration, the future of sUAS/drones in December 2015. They have done tremendous work to represent our industry in the future with accurate and straight forward facts to be reported to the public. Our partner Nick from Drone Cowboy is a part-time instructor was featured in the interviews with the media demoing flights with Xoar Props.
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KTVU FOX 2- SF Bay Area
KCRA NBC 3- Sacramento, CA
KTXL FOX 40- Sacramento, CA
KOVR CBS 13- Sacramento, CA
KMAX Good Morning 31- Sacramento, CA
San Jose Mercury News
Chad Benson Radio Show
World’s first electric human-size autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV), EHang184, was unveiled at CES 2016 at Las Vegas.
EHang184 is capable of carrying one passenger up to 220 pounds for up to 23 minutes at sea level with its 14.4-kWh battery pack, which takes four hours in triple mode or two hours in fast charge to a full charge. The whole vehicle weights 440 lb (200 kg), can carry up to 264 lb (120 kg), has a maximum speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) and can reach a maximum altitude of 11,480 ft (3,499 m).
It features a carbon fiber/epoxy composite body and an aerial aluminum alloy frame. Eight motors with eight carbon fiber propellers divided in four group of two, each pair mounted on the top and bottom of one of four foldable arms.
A 12-inch touchscreen tablet display is the main instrument in the cockpit which allows the passenger to select the flight destination. The drone has gull-wing doors and a trunk for small luggage.
Safety is key on EHang184 with its fail-safe system. Even with one propeller malfunctions, it can still land in the nearest possible area safely. EHang also claims a 24-7 flight control center monitors each flight and can intervene in emergency situations.
EHang184 is a great start to the future of autonomous aviation, but it will require the Government, FAA and the commercial manufacturers working together to set the future in the right direction.