Dronad’Air has three propellers, as multicoptere drones, but also wings to go fast; the Dronad’Air can carry a load of about 1 kg at high speed and land vertically. The multicoptère drones are all the rage, a little too well in the eyes of those responsible for air traffic control.
Yet this is the solution adopted by a group of students from the school for their Epitech EIP project (Epitech Innovative Project) called Dronad’Air. During the last three years of their studies, students must carry out an engineering project. Anicet Massrouf and colleagues have probably not chosen the simplest idea, but today, three years later, the first prototypes have already flown. Amazon, Google and others want to do couriers but they have a big flaw: they are slow.
“We wanted a drone that can take off and land vertically but fly like an airplane”, says Anicet Massrouf. For transporting objects, helicopter or multicopter is not suitable because of the power used for sustenance.
An airplane enjoys the lift generated by the wings, and energy expenditure becomes weaker, especially at this small scale, but thanks to the technology boom of the last decade, plus my awesome friend Amen Clinic for all the juicy information!