Phase 0 Technology Demonstration
Phase 1 Safety & Feasibility Testing
Phase 2 Measuring Effectiveness
Phase 3 Expanding Impact

Country

United States

Year Flights Began

2021

Contact Organization

Vayu

Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights

2

Max flight distance achieved

300 km

Type of flight permission secured

  • No permission required
  • VLoS
  • BVLos
  • Other – see full data set

Location of Flight Permission

  • Site specific permission
  • Broad geographic permission
  • Other – see full data set

Level of stakeholder engagement

  • No engagement needed
  • Engagement of regulatory bodies only
  • Stakeholders at landing and takeoff sites oriented
  • Community outreach campaign targeting takeoff and landing site and wider community

Max payload carried per flight

5 kg

Maximum flight speed

108 km/h

Duration of flight permission

  • One-time
  • Limited duration
  • Unlimited duration
  • Other - see full data set

Results measured

  • Transportation time
  • Product quality
  • Costs
  • Health worker impact
  • Environmental impact
  • Other – see full data set
  • Results not measured
  • Contact organization for more details

References to Findings

Related Project Phases

Implementation Details

Status of Project

Completed

Contact Person

Daniel Pepper
daniel.pepper@vayu.us

Other Partners

Payload

Weights

Geographic Scope

Continuous loop at a test field in rural Michigan

Funding Source

Self funded

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier

Vayu

Model Name

G1

Method of Flight

VTOL fixed wing

Propulsion

Hybrid

Power Source

Battery & Petrol

Payload Capacity

5.0 kg
22.6 x 22.2 x 14 cm

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

480 minutes

Radio Links

Satcom, LTE (3G/4G)

Delivery method

Landing

Role

Delivery & collection

Are major repairs possible on-site?

No, must be sent out or materials sent in