DDC’s Robin X1400 unit (formerly the Raven X1400) is fully integrated with the FLYTE management system, and is capable of fight ranges of up to 60km and a payload of 25lbs. It will utilise a dual payload deployment system, allowing for both static and tethered cargo deployments, DDC believes that the latter will have great use for urban-based deliveries in the future. The drone never lands with the tethered solution, simply deploying the payload by tether while hovering at an altitude of 100 feet.
“The Robin, with its 25 lbs payload capacity and DDC’s new tethered cargo deployment system is an excellent addition to our expanding drone fleet offering yet another option to customers both in Canada, and abroad,” said Tony Di Benedetto, CEO. “We wish to thank Transport Canada for allowing us to continue to expand our platforms capabilities with the granting of the SFOC.”
Flight testing will commence in the second week of August, 2018.
References: Drone Delivery Canada UAV Expert News