Tag: Pelican

Ascending Technologies and LaserMotive create a new record.

Laser charged multicopter flies for 12 hours. Not quite the longest ever electric flight as touted by some pundits, that honour belongs to QinetiQ and the Zephyr. Ascending Technologies Jan Stumpf and Michael Achtelik monitored a Pelican quadrocopter modified to receive power from several laser pointers focused on a photovoltaic cell mounted on the airframe.…