The development of the HyFish, a SmartFish powered by a fuel cell, makes good progress. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of fuel cells in a challenging environment.
At the same time the construction of the experimental vehicle will help to gain further knowledge in the areas of lightweight construction and packaging of fuel cell systems.
The goal is to fly at 200 to 300 km/hour (120-190 mph), and to reach an altitude of 7000 meters (23,000 ft). If successful, the device could be used to take air quality samples: zero emissions from the plane itself enable uncontaminated sampling.
More information can be found on the DLR web site: here.
Besides that are we still busy with the funding of the project, money is still our biggest issue. Building and producing an entirely new form of aircraft (and in our case selling the IP and design rights) requires imagination, courage and determination. If you have the courage, imagination and also the corresponding deep pocket please feel free to get in touch with us.