The drones of the future will pose some major design challenges. They will require long flight times and must be able to cover long distances while maintaining a connection with the pilot. At the same time, they should be as light as possible – after all, the drones should be able to carry some additional weight. Drones are like Formula 1 racing: Every gram counts. This season, Sebastian Vettel saved 50 grams by using a new lightweight helmet. This enabled him to drive 0.002 seconds faster per lap. An astonishingly small advantage, but it can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Higher, faster, further – this is also the motto among drone pilots. To achieve top performance, drones must be light and robust. Lighter materials reduce the weight of the drone. This in turn leads to less vibration and noise as well as longer flight times. In other words, the drones fly quieter, smoother and, above all, further.
Propellers and blades made of the high-performance plastic Durethan from LANXESS stand out in other ways as well: optimum weight distribution, high flight stability and balanced mechanical properties. Propellers made of Durethan last a (drone) lifetime, so to speak.