Harris Aerial Launches Hybrid Drone

Orlando, Fla. (February 15, 2018) – In the race to create more efficient drones, Orlando’s Harris Aerial has taken a major step in leading the competition.

Harris is launching a new hybrid drone, one that uses both gasoline and electricity. The result is a drone that can fly for hours, not minutes like traditional drones.

“Hybrid drones are the future of this technology,” says Ben Harris, president of Harris Aerial. “This new drone is capable of performing significantly better than any other drone on the market today.”

The Carrier H4 Hybrid drone can fly uninterrupted carrying a payload weighing nearly 10 pounds for more than two hours. Without a payload, the drone can fly nearly five hours. The company plans attempt to break the world’s record on drone flight with the Carrier H4 Hybrid, currently four hours and 40 minutes.

See the drone in action at https://youtu.be/GamEl8UO-tg.

Hybrid drones just recently entered the market, with a few models being released last year in other locations. Of the few on the market, the Carrier H4 Hybrid has the largest capacity for carrying payload and is easier to transport, with the ability to fold to under half its size.

The Carrier H4 Hybrid will be used for a wide range of industrial uses, such as search and rescue, disaster response and surveying.

“Extended flight is essential in disaster situations where there is limited power and dangerous conditions for our first responders,” Harris says. “By using a hybrid drone, they will be able to deliver supplies quicker and save more lives, including their own, without stopping to swap batteries or to charge the drone.”

Traditional, battery powered drones found on the market for industrial uses can typically only fly for up to 30 minutes without having to land.

To see the new Carrier H4 Hybrid in action and for all of the drone’s specifications, please visit the company’s website here.

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For more information media should contact –

Ben Harris, Harris Aerial,  850-380-4748, ben@harrisaerial.com

Carol Ann Dykes Logue, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426, carolann.dykeslogue@ucf.edu

Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com

About Harris Aerial: Harris Aerial is a heavy-lift drone manufacturer that builds drones for geo-spatial surveying, emergency response, utility inspections, search and rescue, agriculture, professional cinematography. Fitted with the best components on the market, our heavy-lift drones are manufactured in-house, in the United States of America.   Advanced CNC machining and various 3D printing capabilities allow for unique application-specific innovation. For more information, visit harrisaerial.com.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped more than 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $725 million on regional GDP and more than $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu