Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL)
Drones promise the possibility of becoming the industry standard when they are shown to be a reliable option for fast, and safe payload delivery. Currently, the limitations hindering the progression of developing a cohort of drones for autonomous package delivery are the flight time, flight range, and flight speed of each individual drone. The current drones initially proposed to carry out such tasks are rotary drones similar to a small helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft such as what the military uses for reconnaissance. Both designs have inherent limitations that are not amenable to the desired application. We have developed a hybrid design with vertical take-off and fixed wing flight capabilities. Our design has been developed around the possibility of autonomous flight and image recognition. Drones of this type hold implications for search and rescue, and delivery applications.