While drones are being used in a number of industries, their biggest use case today is in the delivery industry. For years the food and grocery delivery industry has relied on human riders to deliver their goods to customers. This model can be expensive and inefficient for these operators. With the invention of payload drones, these businesses can turn to drones to carry their goods and deliver them to the right consumer.
While the weight a drone can carry differs from machine to machine, the average drone has a payload capacity of about 2 kg. A cargo drone, which is specifically meant for carrying payload, has a capacity between 20 to 220 kg.
In this article we look at some interesting payload transport drone videos. Since this technology is relatively new, most of our videos are based on tests conducted by users to determine the payload capacity of different drones.
1. Boeing’s UAV Cargo Vehicle
Boeing has stepped into the UAV sphere in style with its amazing cargo vehicle. This vehicle can carry up to 500 pounds of cargo on it and is a reasonable logistic solution for businesses looking to transport goods from one place to another without wastage of time and other inefficiencies.
2. Package Delivery Drone
This package delivery machine can fly by itself to deliver packages around 3kg to customers. This video shows the drone carrying the package with ease and flying to the customer’s house to get it delivered.
3. The Valkyrie Heavy Pro
This video takes you through the capabilities of the Universal cargo drone Valkyrie Heavy Pro. The Valkyrie Heavy Pro is equipped with latest state of the art technology and can carry packages and cargo to different locations.
4. Comparing Drone Payload
This test video by a user compares the payload capabilities of a Mavic Air, a Mavic Mini and Mavic 2 Pro. All these three drones have different capabilities and controls, which is why it is interesting to see just how much they can carry.
5. Weight Carrying Drones
These weight carrying drones are relatively new and have incorporated a new design in the way drones work. The drone comes with hands of its own, which can help carry and transport soft goods from one place to the other.
6. DJI Phantom 3 Payload Test
The DJI Phantom 3 is one of the more popular drones today as far as capabilities are concerned. This drone can carry a significant payload without suffering major damages. This test video explores the payload capabilities of the Phantom 3. Watch it to find out!
7. Understanding Hybrid Drones
Hybrid drones can carry heavier payloads for significant distances, without relying on external support. This video takes you into the world of hybrid drones and explains to you exactly what they’re capable of.
8. FliFli Payload Drone
This payload drone is capable of carrying a significant amount of weight. It can also release its payload to the ground when needed. This technology is still in the works and will only improve over time.
The VoloDrone is another amazing addition to the world of drones. This drone camera can easily carry big objects and deliver them to the intended location with relative ease. This video takes you through its first demonstration.
10. DJI Mavic Pro Test
The DJI Mavic Pro is another one of the most popular drones in the market today. While not intended for payload purposes, this video tests the capabilities of the drone when it comes to lifting weight. You can compare it with some of the other testing videos above to determine which drone can lift more weight.
UAVs today can transport medicines, vaccines and retrieve medical samples from high threat or remote areas. The technology is still in a nascent stage, but it sure can spell a change in our current delivery system.