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Airbus wants your delivery drone designs!

Discussion in 'News' started by CenLA, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. CenLA

    Oct 22, 2015
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    From Popular Science

    Interesting design requirements. Note distance requirement.

    Airbus Wants Your Delivery Drone Designs

    Vertical takeoff and landing
    At least one fixed wing, for flying like a plane
    Must use between 4 and 10 rotors/propellers for lift and thrust
    Weigh no more than 55 pounds when fully loaded
    Maximum wingspan of 16 feet
    Maximum length of 13 feet
    No single part can be longer than 6 feet 6 inches, so that the parts can be broken up for transport
    Must be able to carry an 11-pound cargo over 37 miles and a 6.5-pound cargo over 62 miles
    Must have a payload bay with exact dimensions that can be reached from the bottom of the aircraft
    Cruising speed must be at least 50 mph
    Maximum speed can’t be greater than 120 mph
    Has to be powered by rechargeable batteries
    Must be able to fly in sustained winds of 22 mph.
    That’s a lot of requirements, and there are more details at the contest page.
  2. davis

    Jul 9, 2014
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