EHang has developed a flying fire truck

Until recently, the Chinese company EHang has focused on the production of multicopters, which are used as air taxis and for transporting tourists. However, in order to prove the versatility of its Autonomous unmanned platform, the company has developed the firefighter quadcopter.

Fire version quadcopter EHang 216, equipped with a capacity from 145 gallons of flame retardant foam and six fire-extinguishing bombs, designed to fight fires in high-rise buildings within 5 km from location-based drones.

Arriving to the scene of the fire, EHang 216 using the camera with optical zoom identifies the source of fire, hangs in the right place, includes a laser guidance system, which throws flames in the room of the bomb-fire extinguisher and pours its flame retardant foam.

Features EHang 216 is still unknown, so you should focus on the performance characteristics of a passenger version, the maximum speed is 130 km/h, the maximum time spent in air – 21 min.

In early summer the civil aviation Administration of China issued EHang permission to use an air taxi service for delivery of heavy loads. Currently EHang 216 is operated only in China, but the company plans to sell fire multicopter worldwide.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Physicists have learned to turn plastic bottles in supercapacitors

Scientists from the University of California, riverside have developed a technology to produce components for supercapacitors from regular waste. We are talking about polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is made most of plastic bottles. This material is from an economic point of view is significantly superior to high-tech raw materials, like graphene or carbon nanotubes. […]

Looks like a screwdriver of the XXI century

Recently Techcult wrote about the drill of the XXI century with a touchscreen and lasers. But the screwdriver is traditionally considered to be more simple, reliable and very straightforward tool. What similar high-tech screwdriver advanced Italian production? And it is similar to the Kinetic device Driver. Kinetic Driver designed by the Italian designer Giacomo Di […]

Our Solar system is most similar to space croissant

The sun emits powerful electromagnetic winds that envelop the planet in our solar system like a giant bubble. This magnetic bubble is called the heliosphere and protects the planet from dangerous space radiation. Scientists have long believed that the heliosphere is in the form of a comet – with a distinct nose and long flowing […]

Some homemade masks turned out to be more dangerous than no

Despite the fact that the industry has recovered from the shock of the first days of the pandemic COVID-19 and now produces enough facial masks of different types, most people in the world due to various reasons use homemade versions. Everyone understands that they are less effective than professional medical model, but the question is: […]