German drone maker Wingcopter has today introduced a new generation model, the Wingcopter 198. This all-electric tilt-rotor vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) fixed-wing drone is capable of delivering three packages to multiple locations during one flight.
“The Wingcopter 198 is a game-changer for drone-based deliveries, ready to create logistical highways in the sky,” said company CEO, Tom Plümmer. “It can be perfectly utilized as a fleet solution in delivery networks to create new opportunities, everywhere.
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The delivery drone is built around Wingcopter’s patented tilt-rotor technology that sees it rise up vertically like a helicopter, and then quietly and smoothly transition to fixed-wing horizontal flight. The eight-rotor flyer measures 65 x 198 x 152 cm (25.5 x 77.9 x 59.8 in), and weighs in at 20 kg (44 lb) including two quick-swap 814-Wh Li-ion battery modules. It has a maximum take-off weight of 25 kg.
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Source: Paul Ridden
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