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Huge drone can lift 500 pounds

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Last month Seized the Aviation, a Norwegian maker of drones, the announcement of the arrival of the Griff 300, a drone-that is, eight-screw the unmanned aviation vehicle (UAV) with serious power.

The Griff 300 owes its name to the amount of weight you can lift and carry. Converted to AMERICAN measurements, the drone can lift up to 660 pounds, including the drone’s own 165 pound weight. The drone can then fly with his cargo, for 45 minutes, according to Griff Aviation.

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This drone is a remarkable. It is the first of its kind to be able to transport such a heavy cargo and it is the first drone to receive certification of the official authorities in the united states (Federal Aviation Administration) and the European Union (European Aviation Safety Agency).

In addition to use in the activities for the Armed forces, the police, fire and search and rescue, the Griff 300 can be equipped with a specialist payloads for wind turbine maintenance and heavy cargo missions, according to Griff Aviation.

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Griff Aviation said that while this mighty drone is exceptional, it is only a step on the way to the Griff 800, which is expected to lift upwards of 800 kilograms, or 1,764 pounds.

 

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