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Why don’t drones use small versions of commercial aircraft engines?

by By Greg Nichols, ZDNet

Faster, lighter, and better range. Why microturbines are the future of unmanned flight.

Ever wonder why drones don’t use the turbine engines you see under the wings of commercial airplanes? Soon they will.

There’s a race underway to bring tiny turbine engines to market to satisfy the next frontier in the drone sector: long-range, high-speed UAV that can actually carry a decent amount of cargo.

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