Russian scientists develop lightweight material for next gen drones

Russian scientists develop lightweight material for next gen dronesNew synthetic fiber developed by scientists in Tver, in Central Russia, can make it possible to reduce the weight of drones by more than half

New synthetic fiber developed by scientists in Tver, in Central Russia, can make it possible to reduce the weight of drones by more than half, Russian company RT-Chemcomposite announced. Researchers at VNIISV, a Tver-based subsidiary of RT-Chemcomposite, are said to have come up with a ?unique? technology that enables the use of ultrahigh-molecular polyethylene to make very strong and super-strong reinforcing filaments. A favorable combination of high durability, low density and transparency in a wide range of electromagnetic fields could pave the way for processing such filaments into lightweight polyethylene-based plastics for aircraft-building purposes. ?Using the new unique material in manufacturing drones will reduce the weight of an aircraft by up to 2...