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Danish firm to build flying crane for wind turbine installation

The future may see cranes replaced by big, battery-powered industrial drones if company Airflight has its way. The firm has just presented its prototype.

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It all started with a dream of building a flying car, but this has now been replaced by the vision of flying cranes at Danish company Airflight, which has presented a prototype drone for use in the wind turbine industry, reports Danish business daily Børsen.

"The purpose of our development efforts is to create a platform that is as precise and stable in X, Y and Z directions as at all possible, even in the harshest environments. We expect to be able to send a product to market in early 2023. It will be able to lift 200 kilograms and scalable to 400 kilograms," says Airflight Chief Executive Mikkel Sørensen.

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