Facebook Owned Drone Success Landing At Second Trial Test

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Facebook Owned Drone Success Landing At Second Trial Test
Facebook is known to test the drones (aircraft nirawak) in charge of connecting internet access to the world.

Drones named Aquila will fly to remote places that are difficult to reach and not touchable internet access.

Previously, Aquila flights were reportedly not running smoothly. Aquila crashed on its first flight in June 2017. The drone fell due to unstable wind conditions in a flight that lasted for 96 minutes.


And now, Facebook again tested Aquila for the second time. Luckily, the flight that took place on May 22, 2017 was running smoothly. Aquila was recorded flying for one hour 46 minutes and managed to land without any problems.

According to information quoted via Engadget, Aquila flight crew learned of its first flight failure. Therefore, in order to anticipate turbulence during the flight, they installed new components in charge of reducing the load on landing.


"Aquila now also has hundreds of new sensors to collect data, modified with autopilot software, new radios and horizontal propellers to balance the landing process," Facebook wrote in its official statement.

Aquila carries diesel fuel (solar power). Later, it is expected to surround an area that has a diameter of up to 60 miles, and emit internet connectivity from altitudes above 60,000 feet using a communications laser and millimeter wave system.


The initial plan, mentioned that Aquila fly up to three months. Physically, this drone has large wings, but it has a low power consumption level (only 5,000 watts) or the equivalent of three hair dryers.

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