The drone delivery ecosystem has just hit a new milestone! We now have an all-weather drone that can deliver up to three packages to multiple locations during one flight.
Drone delivery company Wingcopter, which was recently named as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, has spruced up its hat with a new feather. The German drone manufacturer has announced the world’s first fully automatic triple-drop delivery drone: the Wingcopter 198.
Making drone delivery cost-effective
The drone is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from the ground up to carry up to three different payloads. Providing flexibility in the size and shape of the packages, this new delivery system addresses the key issue of the cost of parcel delivery for commercial delivery drones.
The Wingcopter 198 can carry a maximum of 6 kg on one battery charge of 75 km. With a lesser payload weight (1 kg), the drone can travel up to 95 km –…