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Hybrid Aircraft Drones

The Airbus Drone Borrows Its Build from the Engineering of Airplanes

— August 2, 2016 — Autos
The public has gotten accustomed to seeing highly symmetrical and often spindly looking quadrocopter drones––forms that the Airbus drone has diverged from. A new design by Frédéric Le Sciellour demonstrates a marked similarity between your standard airplane and this: the Thunderbird Drone.

The concept aircraft has four prominent wings, each with a propeller integrated into its tip. These wings angle towards the rear of the vehicle, creating a supremely aerodynamic shape that rivals the body of most drones on the market. You can just picture it gliding smoothly across the city.

This Airbus drone competition winner is significant because it would provide more than a camera to record what's beneath. An internal compartment would be capable of storing any number of emergency supplies or materials, assisting in interstate organ transplants, coastal rescues and urgent drops of water and food. The sky is the limit.
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