Hello everybody. I'm a french bloke living in japan indirectly involved in medical/healthcare.
The country as you might know go throught some regular violent weather and common sense is in quite short supply. For example... blood banks are sometimes far from hospitals.
During last typhoon there was a huge need for blood for a patient hemorraging badly. The blood took 6 hours to make a 30 minute trip.
Are there some RC airframe that could more or less operate during heavy storms ? The need is to be able to carry few blood bags and necessary coolant.
The airframe don't need to be reusable, crash landing would be ok as long as the cargo can be protected enough. Short takeoff/jato/catapult would be good.
I was thinking aboot:
a more ballistic flight than fro usual UAV as subtlelty don't work well during storms.
a swarm approach to be mandatory (launch 5 recover 1 or 2).
final homing signal would be provided by the site expecting the delivery but coverage can't be expected since takeoff, area around the hospital is dead flat but blood bank is in more mountainous place.
On the bright side, airspace is totally empty during expected use time. Since if it was possible to fly anything with humans inside, an helicopter would be dispatched instead.
Thanks for any suggestion/idea/or else.