Vanilla Sets UAS Endurance Record Startup Vanilla Aircraft is preparing to attempt a 100-hr. flight with its VA001 small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), having already set a world endurance record for its powerplant and weight class of 55.9 hr. The record-setting flight in November at Las Cruces, New Mexico, was interrupted by a forecast ice storm, and the aircraft landed with six days of fuel remaining, says CEO Tim Heely. The VA001 is designed to fly for up to 10 days. With backing from ...


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