Micro Air Vehicle Powered by Fuel Cell

Posted 6 May 2003 at 00:13 UTC by steve Share This

A DARPA press release (PDF format) describes the test flight of a new micro air vehicle (MAV) called The Hornet. The 6 oz, 15 inch robot vehicle is the first MAV powered by a fuel cell. It flew for 15 minutes powered by a 10 watt fuel cell that doubled as the wing for the vehicle. The MAV was designed by AeroVironment. The fuel cell and hydrogen generator were fabricated by Lynntech, Inc.

lighter than air, posted 6 May 2003 at 02:46 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

It would be cool if the fuel cell was light enough that the vehicle was part derigible and part plane.

Wish I had a fuel cell, posted 8 May 2003 at 14:16 UTC by jstrohm » (Observer)

I wish I could get a fuel cell, could really lighten my bot!

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