DDC tests out new e-commerce drone
01 / 02 / 2019
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has commenced testing its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Falcon’ with a lifting capability of 22kg of payload and a travel range of 60km.
The Falcon has been in development for almost a year and has received approvals from Transport Canada to commence testing within Southern Ontario.
DDC chief executive Tony Di Benedetto said: "In response to market demand driven by the burgeoning e-commerce industry, our engineering team was given the task of building out our fleet of cargo drones to address the need for a multi-package payload compartment solution which is applicable in many different geographies. "
The Falcon is the big brother to DDC’s Sparrow which is based on an electric propulsion system.
The Falcon has a wing span of approximately 12 feet and is anticipated to travel 60 km at a speed of 50 km/hr. The multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately 5 cubic feet of cargo and will be weather resistant.
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