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  • Dec 16, 2020
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December 16th, 2020
ZM Interactive unveils new xFold drones with 1,000-pound capacity, interchangeable rotor configurations, and flight times up to 8 hours under 55 lb

Public demos of heavy cargo delivery and long-distance flights will take place in January

 

San Francisco  — ZM Interactive (ZMI) today announced the latest in its line of xFold drones – the strongest and most adaptable drones in the industry. xFold drones are the only industrial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that can switch between x4 (quad), x6 (hexa), X8 (octo) and X12 (dodeca) configurations in minutes. The new xFold Dragon can lift up to 1000 pounds, while the Dragon Hybrid boasts a flight time of 1.5 hours on battery and over 8 hours with a hybrid system.

 

It’s simple to customize the xFold drone to fit any mission: Pilots can swap configurations in minutes, including adding robotic arms for delivery, extinguisher ball droppers for fire fighting, sprayers for agriculture, or sensors for 3D mapping. The military grade commercial drones are designed, manufactured, built and assembled by ZMI in the USA, using proprietary components. ZMI does not use any Chinese components. The aircraft are weather resistant and made to fly in inclement conditions.

 

The xFold line of Dragon super carrier drones includes five different sizes and capacities, guaranteeing there is an xFold drone suited for every flight operation and commercial mission. Payload for the five Dragon aircrafts include 100 pounds, 300 pounds, 500 pounds and 1,000 pounds.

 

“The xFold Dragons by ZMI are built to be the strongest, most adaptable aircraft on the market today,” said ZMI CEO Ziv Maron. “We are constantly improving on our designs to make them suitable for every industry and every use. Our customers come to us with an idea and our technology continues to rise to the challenge – these capabilities are only the beginning and we have more exciting updates coming in 2021.”

 

The xFold is suitable for a range of commercial, industrial, military and emergency-response applications. Customers already using the xFold Dragon include Dynatics, NASA JPL, Livermore Labs, Israel Defence Force, US Military, USDA, police and fire departments, as well as Bell Helicopter, which was granted FAA Experimental Registration on multiple xFold aircrafts in 2019. xFold Dragons are being used in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Africa and Israel.

 

Demos will be held in January 2021 in San Francisco and will feature heavy cargo delivery, including to offshore vessels, as well as long-distance operations and search-and-rescue operations. If you’re interested in attending a demo, please visit: http://www.xfoldrig.com/contact/

 

Photos here, videos available on the website at: http://www.xfoldrig.com/

 

About ZM Interactive:

ZM Interactive (ZMI) develops and manufactures the xFold drone – the world’s strongest and most adaptable drone – and provides drone services for government, industrial and pro level  Cinematography. Based in San Francisco, xFold drones are proudly made in the USA, and ZMI is a U.S Government approved vendor.