LaunchPoint, Releases New Hybrid Generator for Electricity-Powered Flight
A newly released hybrid-electric generator system developed by Santa Barbara-area startup, LaunchPoint, opens up new possibilities in the fast-growing field of hybrid electric-powered flight. The product is currently available only from LaunchPoint and is shipping to domestic and global customers.
Created by a team of elite engineers over a decade, the LaunchPoint HPS400 GenSet is a 40kW generator with the capacity to power large drones and flying vehicle missions that require extended ranges of flight. This innovative technology offers new opportunities for companies working to develop extended-flight, airborne transportation and cargo delivery systems for what’s known as the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) markets.
Until now, the 40kW market has been underserved. LaunchPoint developed the HPS400 GenSet with the goal of fulfilling this unmet demand, and sales of the product have been swift since its release.
Highly efficient and power-dense, the HPS400 GenSet uses LaunchPoint-patented technology including an air-cooled alternator, lightweight aircraft engine, software and controls and a battery management system that allows for in-flight battery charging.
Other features include SmartPoint™ Control Software, an air-cooled alternator and electronics, CAN communications to the flight controller for monitoring system status, automatic throttle control to match the bus load and share power with the battery, and fans and radiators sized to ensure sufficient engine cooling in hover and other low airflow conditions.
FlyDragon 23KW hybrid generator drone power system
hybrid drone generator for building big delivery drone solution 100KGS take off weight
Fly Dragon hybrid drone generator FD23K generator is a high efficiency generator designed for multicopters. FD23K generator is only 39.5kgs which is much lighter than any other generators that produce continuous power output of generator is 23000w. An internal combustion engine consumes gasoline and spins a generator to ensure a 88.8V output. Besides this, a 24S lipo battery package is also needed to be installed onboard to offer emergency back-up power for quick climbing and quick maneuvering. With this generator, the max take-off weight can reach 100kg(according to your power system), and the max flight time is about 3 hours. As for the fuel, the auto gasoline is available. When the generator running, its noise level is about 80 dBA. But the noise has no effect if you talk 10 meters away from the drone. We also provide the silencer if you need which could reduce the noise to 60 dBA.
Also maintenance is necessary for FD23K to keep its high performance. The maintenance cycle is 100 hours. And we will also provide the accessories for generator maintenance.
Applicable models: Multirotors
Max take-off weight: 100kg
Power voltage: 24S
Fuel consumption: 17.5L/H
Working Temperature: -20℃-40℃
Theoretical ceiling (Altitude): 1000m
Fuel ratio: 0-5 hours 25:1; after 5 hours 50:1 (95# gasoline, FD grade 2T engine oil)
1. Integrated design of Start up and power generation,and the air start function can be realized without relying on external starting equipment.
2. The one-piece design allows for easy suspension in all types of Frame kit and a variety of mission load suspensions on the bottom.
3. No need charge preparation time, no complicated ignition action, it can quickly perform tasks.
4. The backup battery can provide power for emergency short-range return or forced landing in an emergency.
5. For light load service, additional fuel tanks can be added to expanded to flight time to 3 hours.
6. Quick and easy engine installation method, conveneient to replace and maintain.