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Drone Delivery thought through
Fully Automated Drone Handling Stations
The Drones are being charged by the machines automatically. Only fully-charged drones are cleared for take-off.
Cameras and sensors inside a station can perform pre-flight checks and post-flight analysis. A station decides itself if a drone is ready for take-off.
Drones remain sitting in the stations until needed. There's no need to plan for extra storage space.
Autonomous Delivery Drones
The drones will be able to carry packages of 20x30x40cm at an operating speed of 60 km/h while remaining air-borne for 15min.
Operating under any conditions
Wind, Water and Heat-resistant
The flights happen completely automated. Every flight is monitored by a human who can take over control at any time.
The newest design is dimensioned to carry two leitz-Folders over 15km. The arms are foldable so it's easier to store many of them in small spaces.
This drone is an upgraded model. The main difference is the arms. Instead of using carbon tubes the structural parts are CNC-cut from a 4mm carbon sheet.
The main idea of the original concept was to build a drone that carries one xbox controller for 25km. These goals should be achieved by implementing an aircraft that can land vertically and only needs a very short runway to take of.
Because we only worked with quadcopters before, we brought this plane to life. It was a testplatform for PX4 and we tested fixed-wing autonomy.
The design was the first to incorporate a payload into the design process. Unfortunately, it wasn't very stable or aerodynamic.