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Link for Construction Today: Top Flight Technologies aims to impact many industries with its powerful hybrid electric drone, the Airborg H8 10K

Construction Today: Top Flight Technologies aims to impact many industries with its powerful hybrid electric drone, the Airborg H8 10K

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.
Link for Reuters: Hybrid drone hits the gas to go heavy duty

Reuters: Hybrid drone hits the gas to go heavy duty

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.
Link for MIT News: Hybrid drones carry heavier payloads for greater distances

MIT News: Hybrid drones carry heavier payloads for greater distances

Aug 04, 2017 - Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight.
Link for Top Flight Technologies Airborg™ H8 10K UAV with Hybrid-Power System Delivering Extended Flight, Enhanced Payload Capacity and On-Board Computing Ready for Global Customers

Top Flight Technologies Airborg™ H8 10K UAV with Hybrid-Power System Delivering Extended Flight, Enhanced Payload Capacity and On-Board Computing Ready for Global Customers

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.
Link for NIKKEI: The CEO's Dream - Becoming a Leading Company in Flying Cars - Dr. Long Phan Interview

NIKKEI: The CEO's Dream - Becoming a Leading Company in Flying Cars - Dr. Long Phan Interview

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.
Link for NIKKEI: Names Top Flight Technologies' Hybrid-Powered Engine in Solving Power and Payload Challenges for Flying Cars

NIKKEI: Names Top Flight Technologies' Hybrid-Powered Engine in Solving Power and Payload Challenges for 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.
Link for Computer World: 5 Challenges Confronting Enterprise Drones

Computer World: 5 Challenges Confronting Enterprise Drones

May 15, 2017 - The drone market is not taking off as expected. Here are five factors inhibiting adoption by enterprises.
Link for Ultra High Efficiency Halbach Motors

Ultra High Efficiency Halbach Motors

Mar 15, 2017 - Top Flight Technologies, with our partner IIMANII™, is proud to offer an initial product line of Ultra High Efficiency Halbach Motors (UHEHM1™ series)
Link for The Battery Energy Density Revolution

The Battery Energy Density Revolution

Feb 09, 2017 - Dr. Sanjay Sarma (MIT & Top Flight Co-Founder) introduces the promise and challenges of rotorcraft drones because of energy production, energy management, and energy storage today.
Link for The Verge: Top Flight sponsored MIT team wins SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition, and Elon Musk made a cameo

The Verge: Top Flight sponsored MIT team wins SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition, and Elon Musk made a cameo

Jan 30, 2016 - Top Flight is proud to be a sponsor of the MIT engineering team that won the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.
Link for DataFox Digest: The Top 7 Boston-Area Startups to Watch in 2016

DataFox Digest: The Top 7 Boston-Area Startups to Watch in 2016

Dec 09, 2015 - DataFox crunched the numbers to find the 7 early-stage startups located in and around Boston poised for a breakout year in 2016.
Link for Top Flight Technologies aims to impact many industries with its powerful hybrid electric drone, the Airborg H8 10K

Top Flight Technologies aims to impact many industries with its powerful hybrid electric drone, the Airborg H8 10K

Dec 09, 2015 - DataFox crunched the numbers to find the 7 early-stage startups located in and around Boston poised for a breakout year in 2016.
Link for Top Flight Raises $1.75 Million in Seed Funding; Move to Commercialization of UAV Hybrid Propulsion Airborg Product

Top Flight Raises $1.75 Million in Seed Funding; Move to Commercialization of UAV Hybrid Propulsion Airborg Product

Nov 27, 2015 - Financing led by ff Venture Capital will fuel product development and customer beta program
Link for BostonInnov: Here Are 10 Boston-Area Drone Companies to Watch

BostonInnov: Here Are 10 Boston-Area Drone Companies to Watch

Oct 21, 2015 - Boston's drone industry is still young, but there are already a number of interesting ventures in the works
Link for Bloomberg Businessweek: Technology Innovation - Hybrid Drones - May 11-17, 2015

Bloomberg Businessweek: Technology Innovation - Hybrid Drones - May 11-17, 2015

May 11, 2015 - Bloomberg Businessweek Writer Michael Belfiore illustrates and explains Top Flight Technologies' mid-class hyrid propulsion system UAV capabilities.
Link for DIY Drones/Chris Anderson: Hybrid hex uses gas/electric combo to get 2.5 hours flight time

DIY Drones/Chris Anderson: Hybrid hex uses gas/electric combo to get 2.5 hours flight time

May 02, 2015 - Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics, blogs about Top Flight's Hybrid Propulsion MIT Technology Review and ability to enhance flight time and payload.
Link for NIKKEI: Drones Could Fly People Within Three Years

NIKKEI: Drones Could Fly People Within Three Years

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.
Link for Popular Mechanics: Hybrid Power Could Let Drones Fly for Hours

Popular Mechanics: Hybrid Power Could Let Drones Fly for Hours

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.
Link for Next Big Future: Hybrid gas electric drone has 13 times the range of a battery electric drone

Next Big Future: Hybrid gas electric drone has 13 times the range of a battery electric drone

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.
Link for MIT Tech Review - A Hybrid Quadcopter Flies Further

MIT Tech Review - A Hybrid Quadcopter Flies Further

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.
Link for Boston Globe - Wild West in the Skies

Boston Globe - Wild West in the Skies

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.
Link for Boston Globe - Remote Helicopter, drone businesses taking off in Malden

Boston Globe - Remote Helicopter, drone businesses taking off in Malden

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.

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