SlidX's 'KAYRYS' Emergency Aircraft Boasts a 3D-Printed Design

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 7, 2016
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'KAYRYS' is the name of a 3D-printed emergency aircraft drone from Canadian start-up SlidX that will prove to be useful for a number of situations.

The Gyro-X8 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing aircraft) vehicle boasts a battery life that can last for about an hour, the ability to carry loads up to 12 kilograms and quickly be flown to areas where emergency response is urgently needed. Some of the potential applications of this drone include attending roadside accidents, fires or search-and-rescue operations.

In total, about 60% of the KAYRYS drone was 3D printed in a carbon composite material, with the entire prototype generated in less that 20 days. Because of its 3D-printed construction, this gives the company the chance to quickly and easily replace parts that need fixing or replacement.