Facebook drone in sure-fire check flight
Published : Monday, 3 July, 2017
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Facebook has completed a second check of a solar-powered drone designed to bring web access to remote components of the planet.

The drone - dubbed Aquila - flew for one hour and forty six minutes in Arizona.

On Aquila's maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot system was confused by serious wind and crash-landed.

This time, the drone flew at associate degree altitude of three,000ft, an extended manner from Facebook's meant sixty,000ft goal.

The social network has bold plans for its drone fleet and eventually needs to possess them human activity with one another via lasers and staying within the air for months at a time.

The check - that passed in could however is barely currently being created public - went "perfectly", in line with a diary post particularization the flight.

Facebook had at first publicized  its June 2016 check successful however later admitted the drone had crashed on landing.

The crash was solely unconcealed once it emerged that it had been investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.This time, the engineering team additional "spoilers" to the wings to extend drag and scale back raise throughout landing. They conjointly changed the autopilot package and applied a electric sander end to the craft.

The team recorded the landing and enclosed the video within the diary post.

Director of physics platforms Martin Luis Gomez same the drone had suffered "a few minor, simply fixable dings".

Aquila - that incorporates a wingspread of a Boeing 737 - is an element of Facebook's bold plans to attach the planet to the net.

This week, it declared that it's 2 billion users, over 1 / 4 of the world's population.

Source: BBC


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