Jan 17, 2018 - Top Flight's Dr. Paul DeBitetto, VP Software Engineering and Autonomous Systems, focused on alternate power solutions, hybrid energy, to extend flight times and payload, a game changer for prescriptive agriculture applications of extremely large farms.
Jan 02, 2018 - Engineers at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory have been working on a new technology for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization - JIDO. It includes an Airborg 10K unmanned aerial system developed by Top Flight Technologies.
Dec 22, 2017 - Facing paramount challenges of producing enough food to feed an ever-growing population on decreasing arable land, farmers are in need of smart farming technologies. Farm drone applications are constantly emerging and expanding the range of possibilities.
Dec 15, 2017 - Top Flight’s newest innovation, the industrial-strength Airborg H8 10K, is a larger drone (2 meters in diameter tip to tip) that can perform bigger jobs, and address challenges of battery drones and maintenance associated with all gasoline drones.
Oct 30, 2017 - A Boston introduction to Top Flight Technologies to Dr. Long Phan, the Founders, team, the mission, the technology and product solutions the Company is bringing to a global world of extended flight, enhanced payload and powerful UAVs.
Sep 13, 2017 - Top Flight’s newest innovation, the industrial-strength Airborg H8 10K, is a larger drone (2 meters in diameter tip to tip) that can perform bigger jobs, and address challenges of battery drones and maintenance associated with all gasoline drones.
Aug 24, 2017 - A hybrid gas-to-electric drone flies longer and stronger. Top Flight Technologies says its Airborg 10K drone is heavy-duty ready and can fly up to 3 hours carrying 20 lb. (4 kg) of cargo.
Jul 12, 2017 - For UAVs it is all about power to address industrial-strength commercial applications. The Top Flight Airborg™ 10K can fly 3+ hours, carry up to 21 lbs, and has 10KW of on-board computing power.
Jul 03, 2017 - Interview with Dr. Phan illustrates a long-term passion to develop flying solutions ultimately leading to the creation of Top Flight Technologies and its proprietary hybrid-powered engines that can address the power needs of future flying cars.
Jun 12, 2017 - This premiere Japanese magazine points to hybrid-powered engines (gasoline plus electricity), as being produced by Top Flight Technologies, to surmount the lack of power available in battery-only solutions to address the needs of future flying cars.
Apr 15, 2015 - Having removed the barriers of extended flight and enhanced payloads companies like Top Flight Technologies can move beyond applications like Amazon delivering packages to drones carrying people in the next 3 years.
Apr 03, 2015 - For the drone revolution to really take off, the flying machines will have to fly longer than the half-hour-or-so that today's batteries allow. Top Flight has the solution - hybrid power drones.
Mar 19, 2015 - Top Flight Technologies is the first company to successfully demonstrate true serial hybrid power integration into multi-rotors at industry disruptive price points removing the challenge with endurance and extended payloads for multi-rotor UAVs.
Mar 18, 2015 - A new hybrid gas-electric aircraft could make drone delivery more practical. The Top Flight Technologies the six-rotor drone can fly for more than two-and-a-half hours—or 160 kilometers—carrying a payload weighing nine kilograms.
Feb 27, 2015 - Last year, funding for peacetime drone startups topped $100 million. But it’s an industry still in the Wild West phase, waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt rules to allow the commercial use of drones.
Feb 22, 2015 - HeliDirect, a e-retailer of remote control (RC) hobby helicopters, and Top Flight Technologies, a provider of commercial-grade multi-rotor UAVs using revolutionary hybrid propulsion solutions are two successful companies making waves in north Boston.