German company developing drone gyroplane for cargo

Kevin_Richey

Yamaha gyro...Oregon, USA
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First we heard about quad drones delivering small parcels, and now the spotlight swings to using an gyroplane unmanned. Looks to be a naked MTO airframe.

Not yet flown autonomously, there is a CGI video in the article showing interactions in flight between ATC as well as other aircraft, such as helicopters.

 

fara

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Why? Mosquito heli already is being used in a drone version carrying 300 pounds of load or more. It can hover and do VTOL. Gyroplane for the sake of gyroplane applied to a problem which has better solutions. If runway is needed, just go to airplane drone
 
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