Social networking giant Facebook Inc recently said that it had finished a second test of an unmanned aircraft designed to someday grin the internet access to remote parts of the planet, and dissimilar in the first test, the drone did not crash.
Facebook strategizes to build up a navy of drones powered by sunlight that will fly for months at a time, also will be communicating with each other through the lasers and extending internet connectivity to the ground below.
The company began the first test, in June 2016, which was a success after it flew over the Arizona desert for 1 hour and 36 minutes, three times longer than planned. But later it said that the drone had also crashed moments before landing and had suffered a damaged wing.
As said by Martin Luis Gomez, Facebook's director of aeronautical platforms, in a blog post. The second test occurred on May 22, in which, the aircraft flew for an hour and 46 minutes before landing near Yuma, Arizona, with only "a few minor, easily-repairable dings," he said.
In order to carry this out, Facebook engineers had added "spoilers" to the aircraft's wings to augment the drag and lessen the lift during the landing approach, Gomez said.