Small Pilot Project in South Africa using UAS for Medical Sample Delivery

I cam across this information while doing some research today. I thought that this was a very interesting application of small UAS technology. I do not believe that it would be currently viable with the very technical nature of the systems and the skill set required to operate them but still a very interesting concept.

http://www.nhls.ac.za/about_news.html


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Tags: Delivery, Medical, Sample, UAS


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 10, 2008 at 3:33am
Yeah will be interesting to see if our CAA allows it, there are big vested interests in military equipment companies selling gear, think they might flatten the concept.

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Comment by Rory Paul on September 10, 2008 at 8:51am
I wonder how these guys got funding for this project from the NHLS? I would not be surprised if their UAV does not turn up sans the red cross for another more viable application.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 10, 2008 at 9:45am
Yeah! Like the airframe design would'nt mind a couple of those for myself.

Think I might put some bend in the wings though for a bit of inbuilt stability.
Comment by bGatti on September 10, 2008 at 1:42pm
With the wing as high as it is; I imagine you'd have a hard time rolling that bird over.
Comment by Pedro Victor on November 4, 2010 at 11:37am

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Comment by Rory Paul on November 4, 2010 at 1:25pm
What can I say medical delivery in Africa using a UAV...nice concept however it sounds more like an exercise in extracting funding from the government or some ngo or a pr project.

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