Searching for heavy duty applications for HYBRiX20

Hi all!
It's been two years since we started with the HYBRiX development!!! Since some months ago we feel that development is finishing and that HYBRiX20 meets almost all the specifications that we said at the beginning.
There are a lot of challenges left to face but right now we have the feeling that HYBRiX20 is ready to do important things.
The problem i see is than this hybrid aircraft is currently doing flights very far from the potential.
We try to do flight hours but we are very small company and our ability are very limited and it is unrealistic that we spend hundreds or thousands of hours to simulate possible applications.
On the other hand our first customers usually are doing R&D projects or demos to their customes and in any case, they fly very few hours.
I see a big risk if we stall here. That is why I would like to find a few initial customers that have applications that perfectly fit the specifications of the hybrid and that need to do heavy work, I mean that they have to fly many hours a day for example.
 --- What would be a good application to make hundreds or thousands hours to HYBRiX?

I would like to hear what applications you suggest for this platform!!!

As some of you already know we can fly between 2 and 3 hours according to the payload with a total of 5 liters of fuel.

Best regards,
Jose Luis Cortes
Quaternium

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Comment by zhangqi on July 31, 2017 at 7:24pm

@Jose Luis Cortes

Yes, My power density caculation is underesimated。 

Comment by srinath mallikarjunan on August 1, 2017 at 12:58am

Hi Jose

Our flight controller can do some pretty amazing things. We have various custom maneuvers built in, obstacle avoidance etc..

Would you like to integrate (our FC and speed controllers) with your craft ?

Comment by Jimmy Oliver on August 1, 2017 at 9:07am

I think with zoomable camera and FLIR this is a platform is perfect for law enforcement. Just recently it cost $6500 to rent helicopter to search for backyard jumper. Live broadcast news it also ideal for long outdoor events. Delivery is a no-brainer when that becomes mainstream. Ag spraying would be applicable beyond 5 lbs of liquid. See if you could get an hour spraying 10 gallons.

Comment by Ouroboros on August 6, 2017 at 9:08pm

Perhaps try to get some introductions through Randy, as he is located in Japan, which has extensive agricultural spraying with RC helicopters. Though that is a challenging environment, mountain valleys obscuring GPS (so RTK support), extensive overhead wire obstructions (need LIDAR as well as other obstacle detection systems), and certain regulatory restrictions.

Some autonomous obstacle avoidance within the bounds of a flight plan with user defined allowable area restrictions is an 80% solution.

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