Volocopte completes VoloDrone electric cargo drone operation demonstration

According to an article published on Volocopte's website on October 12, 2021, Volocopter, a developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and DB Schenker, a global logistics company, carried out VoloDrone freight at the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg Demonstration of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) drone operations. The demonstration showed that the end-to-end freight capacity of VoloDrone can be seamlessly integrated with the logistics supply chain. The demonstration event reflects the important results of the cooperation between the two companies since DB Schenker became a strategic investor of Volocopter in 2020

At 3:02 pm on October 12th, VoloDrone conducted a 3-minute test flight from the exhibition area of the conference, with a maximum flight altitude of 22 meters. In order to simulate the delivery of goods, a cargo box was specially installed between the landing gears of the VoloDrone. The demonstration team loaded cargo the size of a European pallet into a cargo box, and the VoloDrone took off smoothly. Subsequently, the VoloDrone drone transported the cargo to DB Schenker's cargo bike and landed safely. After the demonstration team loaded the cargo on the cargo bike, DB Schenker's cargo bike delivered the cargo to the destination. The last mile delivery process embodies the characteristics of fully electric and multimodal transportation.

VoloDrone is an all-electric universal drone that can transport any of the six pallet sizes specified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) within a range of 40 kilometers, with a maximum weight of 200 kg. The drone itself has a diameter of 9.15 meters, a height of 2.15 meters, and a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 600 kg. The future operation of VoloDrone will be fully electric, with autonomous BVLOS capability. This electric vertical take-off and landing drone can not only transport passengers and goods in urban transportation, but also perform challenging tasks for different industries, and can reach places that are difficult to reach by traditional transportation vehicles.

FDD50 Hybbrid fixed-wing VTOL cargo drone

Delivery VTOL UAV, Remote airdrop system for emergency supplies(replenishment of medicines, food, water, plasma, etc.)

FlyDragon FDD50P UAV platform is equipped with industrial-grade vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing flight control. Maximum payload 15kg, life time is 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload, it's have a dropping box for delivery, drop box size: Length 462MM, width 296MM, height 169MM. it's used to delivery medicines, food, water, plasma, etc

The drone platform has the following features and advantages:
a) Practical and efficient: it has the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV’s long flight time, fast speed, long distance and large load;
b) Vertical take-off and landing: with the take-off and landing mode of the rotorless drone, greatly reducing the requirements for landing and landing and airspace;
c) low cost of use: no complicated and bulky launching and recycling equipment, no additional recycling sensors required;
d) Simple operation: integrated special flight control and navigation system, full autonomous flight, operators only need to send flight plans, no professional training and operational experience;
e) Compact system: no complicated auxiliary equipment, simple transportation, deployment, maintenance and withdrawal.


Body length: 2.5m
Wingspan: 3.8m
Maximum takeoff weight: 50kg
Maximum payload: 15kg
Life time: 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload
Flying radius: 200-400km (depending on the amount of oil)
Maximum control distance: Remote control (manual control): 1km
Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard
Maximum speed: 130km/h
Cruising speed: 100-120km/h
Maximum oil load: 12L
Lift limit: 4000m
Maximum wind resistance: 12m/s (6 wind)
Use environment: -10 °C +45 °C; anti-light rain
Climb/lower power battery: 4*14000mAh-6S lithium battery
Take-off and landing mode: vertical takeoff and landing
Shipping size: 1.6*0.7*0.6m (length * width * height)

Drop box size: Length 462MM, width 296MM, height 169MM

Delivery method: parachute