Reference Technologies has designed the Hummingbird UAS (unmanned aerial system), which uses both multi-rotors and ducted fans for VTOL capabilities and maneuvering. The Hummingbird boasts flight times in excess of 5 hours and can lift payloads over 25 pounds, and comes in three flavors: an electric model, a hybrid gas/electric, and a larger model that uses eight external rotors in conjunction with a 24″ central ducted fan.
Watch Allen Bishop, President and CEO of Reference Technologies, walk through the Hummingbird:
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com