To prevent another crash, Facebook’s solar drone will get an airbrake

Facebook's drone Aquila can beam connectivity down to remote areas The right wing of Facebook’s solar-powered drone Aquila failed, causing a crash landing of its first test flight, according to a new report on the June incident from the National Transportation Safety Board. In response, Facebook says the next version of its Internet access-spreading drone will have a spoiler or airbrake, and will prioritize safe airspeed over altitude tracking. The… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/16/facebook-drone-crash/?ncid=rss
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