KC team claims laser-powered drone flight record

Oklahoma Tornado Drones

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A team of Kansas City robotics enthusiasts is celebrating after achieving an aeronautical feat using solar panels.

The Kansas City Star (http://is.gd/7x39xN) reports that the KC Space pirates used the panels to keep a toy helicopter airborne for more than 24 hours. They achieved the feat this weekend at the Vox Theatre in Kansas City, Kan.

The whole weekend was broadcast live online and recorded with time clocks running. But Brian Turner of the KC Space Pirates, says no organization officially recognized the achievement or that of the previous record holders.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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