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AB6 JetQuad drone gives the quadcopter concept a shot of jet fuel

• by By Ben Coxworth

Manufactured by Texas-based aerospace company FusionFlight, the AB6 JetQuad could be thought of as a quadcopter with four micro-turbine jet engines instead of rotors. The engines are improved over those on the AB5, as are the fuel and electrical systems, the frame (which now protects the engines), and the thrust-vectoring system – the latter allows the engine nozzles to be independently angled fore and aft, letting the aircraft perform vertical take-offs and landings, hover on the spot, and transition into forward flight.