Top Flight Technologies Airborg™ H8 10K UAV with Hybrid-Power System

Top Flight, largely comprised of MIT alumni engineers, has designed the Airborg 10K to squarely
address UAV applications that require POWER for long-range flight, power-hungry electronics and
transport.”, said Klaus Schleicher, Associate Director, MIT Office of Corporate Relations.
Simultaneously, Top Flight is announcing the Airborg™ Engagement Program that allows any customer
to fast-adapt the feature-rich Airborg platform to a particular industry and set of applications. The program
includes extensive knowledge transfer, controlled testing of various application specific equipment, and
assistance with local government regulatory compliance using the Airborg platform. In many cases
customers are currently working with Aerial Data Acquisition Service Partners using more costly fixed
wing airplanes or helicopters. Those partners now have the opportunity to add new services using the
powerful Airborg™ 10K too.
“As both an Aerial Data Acquisition and Analytics Services Provider with battery-based drones, fixed wing
airplanes and helicopters for Insurance, Oil & Gas, Telecom and Construction industries, we are pleased
to be working with Top Flight on the Airborg UAV product development to address the massive gap in
industrial-strength services that can be provided when there is sufficient power to address extended flight
times, heavier payloads, and power for computing on-board”, said Steven Fargo, President/Pilot for
Datawing Global and Top Flight Services and Training Partner.
The Airborg™ is a serial hybrid-powered UAV. It uses readily available gasoline to generate the power
that drives the lift motors, keeps backup batteries charged, and powers all onboard electronics. Hybrid
engines require NO between-flight recharging of batteries. Refill fuel and immediately fly again. With
modular systems and with hybrid design, parts are minimal, maintenance is straightforward, and flight
control can be semi or fully autonomous, with missions developed first and tested in a simulator

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