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No, you may not fly this drone. It weighs much more than 55 lbs. At least in the United States, you have to have an FAA clearance and hold an FAA Part 107 Certificate to operate anything that heavy.


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It's becoming common, particularly for endurance. Two such commercially produced aircraft, Skyfront's Perimeter 8 and Avartek's Boxer, have several hours of hover endurance and a 5 kg payload capacity. Academia is also taking note: here's a 2018 master's thesis that analyzes the advantages and challenges of hybrid power. The core motivation for hybrid power ...


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