A2Z Longtail delivery drone with winch gets new rainproof version
Drone logistics specialist A2Z Drone Delivery has launched the second generation of its off-the-shelf RDST Longtail cargo aircraft. The upgraded drone has a more streamlined design and boasts a new propulsion system. But the most exciting upgrade comes in the form of a new rainproof delivery winch that allows the drone to fly for longer-range missions even in inclement weather.
The Longtail comes pre-integrated with A2Z’s RDS2 drone winch that enables payloads to be deposited safely from an altitude where spinning rotors are kept far from people and property. Two versions of the drone are available to buy — the Longtail Standard with prices starting at $20,000 and the RDST Longtail Premium, which is priced at $27,000.
The Standard configuration offers a maximum range of 20 km, while the rainproof Premium version with a quick-release battery system takes that range up to 26 km. Both drones come with a new bag auto-release mechanism that allows for…