Drone Delivery Canada Testing Heavy-duty Drone
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. says it will begin the commercial testing of the Condor, its heavy-lift, long-range cargo delivery drone. The Condor has a lifting capability of 180kgs (400lbs) of payload, a travel range of 200kms and an operating speed of 120kph. The multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately 20 cubic feet of cargo. This phase of testing for ‘Beyond Visual Line of Sight’ (BVLOS) flight is taking place at the Foremost UAS Test Range in Alberta and will test the long-range and heavy-lift capabilities of the drone. The company is currently in discussions with various potential customers that all have expressed a strong interest in the Condor. This has particularly been the case under the current pandemic situation with the Condor interest to connect remote communities to aid in fighting COVID-19. The Condor measures 22-feet long, 5-feet wide, and 7-feet tall. It has a rotor diameter of approximately 20 feet and is capable of vertical takeoff and landing. It is equipped with DDC’s proprietary FLYTE management system which is the same platform used in all of DDC’s cargo delivery drones.