Two hour and 12 minutes flight by PEM fuel cell

This is really great accomplishment:-)

Montreal, Canada: EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leading developer of advanced PEM fuel cell systems, recently demonstrated what are believed to be the world’s first fuel cell powered and longest ever duration multirotor VTOL UAV flights, flying for a record 2 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds.

http://www.energyor.com/news/post:28

I am not sure the actual battery on this quad.

EPOD EO-310-XLE

Rated Net Output Power:                       310 W
Max. Continuous Net Output Power:       370 W
Peak Net Output Power (Take-off):        1000 W
DC Output Voltage Range:                  32 - 45V
System Efficiency @ 310 W:                     54%
Design Lifetime:                                   1000 Hours
Net Energy Available @ 310 W:             1790 Wh

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Comment by Mike T on March 19, 2015 at 5:21am

is there a video?

Comment by JB on March 19, 2015 at 6:52am

Nice! Where can I get a fuel cell? I 100W one would suffice for a fixed wing.

How much do they cost?

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 19, 2015 at 7:13am

What's the weight on the system specced above?  And how do you fuel these things, hydrogen?  Where do you get that?

Comment by Thomas Stanley-Jones on March 19, 2015 at 8:44am

@Dave, They already have:
http://www.energyor.com/products/detail/h2-endurance-uav
It sounds like they've been doing this sort of thing for awhile...

Comment by Andrew P. on March 19, 2015 at 10:52am

A conventional, commercial heavy lifting Quadrotor airframe was used to ensure versatility for a wide range of applications, with the aircraft’s AUW at 9.5 kg ... 

Comment by John Dennings on March 19, 2015 at 12:08pm

Very impressive. Its interesting to note that at two hours and 12 minutes, they are only three minutes longer than Ferdinand's flight with GEB  lipos, standing at two hours 9 minutes: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1880665

Can't compare accurately given they state that a "conventional, commercial" airframe was used (vs Ferdinand ultra light design") though ...

Comment by Gerard Toonstra on March 19, 2015 at 2:23pm

Sergey's record with an octocopter using paparazzi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUbc73-x9sE

Comment by Jiro Hattori on March 19, 2015 at 3:01pm

Unfortunately, I could not find any video provided by EnergyOr Technologies Inc.

And also they claim

The output voltage range of the EO-310-XLE is
similar to that of an 8 to 10S LiPo battery pack,
which eliminates the need for any power
conditioning between the fuel cell system and
your propulsion motor (i.e. a heavy and
inefficient DC/DC converter is not required).

Comment by Todd Urban on March 19, 2015 at 5:44pm
I want one
Comment by Evan H on March 19, 2015 at 6:01pm

Website is down...what? 

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