The robust drone from Phoenix-Wings can carry up to 15 kg at 110 km/h


A German-based cargo drone company, Phoenix-Wings, has launched PW.Orca, a heavy-duty UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) with an impressive wingspan-to-payload ratio and a unique design.

With a wingspan of 2.98 meters, the PW.Orca is designed with safety in mind and is the right choice for bulky and heavy cargo. The drone features a unique design with a large nose canopy that provides easy access to cargo. The rugged drone offers more payload capacity than any competitor in its class. Payload compartment accommodates all applicable box size standards, plus the ability to automate loading and unloading with the cargo rail system, integrated payload doors and canopy .

The rugged drone can carry up to 15 kg (33 lb) of payload in its 96 liter modular bay. Its high cruising speed of 110 km/h minimizes time to destination and allows PW.Orca to complete more jobs in the same amount of time. Despite its high speed, the drone can travel up to 160 km (100 miles).

The robust drone can carry up to 15 kg of payload in its 96 liter modular bay. Credit: Phoenix-Wings

The PW.Orca offers an already impressive range of 60 km (37 miles), and this range increases with smaller payloads. With 10 kg on board, the rugged drone can travel 100 km (62 miles) on one charge, while with a payload of 5 kg it offers 130 km (80 miles) of range per charge. Its parachute rescue system allows it to operate beyond visual line of sight over sparsely populated areas within the SAIL II Specific Assurance and Integrity Level.

Additionally, PW.Orca is a low-emission aircraft and has a low-noise signature, allowing your routes over populated areas without public complaints. Its other notable features include redundant powertrains, sensors, and actuators; fully automatic from power on to power off; ability to withstand other adverse weather conditions such as light rain and sea salt aerosols. The PW.Orca, with its proprietary flight control airframe and algorithms, easily handles wind speeds of up to 45 km/h (28 mph).

The company has yet to reveal pricing details for the PW.Orca.

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