Zagi flying wings used as autonomous medical carriers

The South African researchers claim this Zagi flying wing can carry 500 grams of medicine or medical supplies to a location that's otherwise hard to reach. "Clinics in remote areas of South Africa can only be reached on unpaved roads that are impassable in rain," the article says. Given that the range of these electrics is just a few miles, this clearly isn't the right platform, but it's a good concept regardless. [From New Scientist]

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Comment by Wyliest on September 18, 2008 at 4:53pm
A great solution to problem, solved by a UAV. Using a simple design with off the shelf components to solve a problem in a way that is better, faster, and cheaper.
Comment by corey on September 18, 2008 at 5:26pm
I'm going to start a sandwich franchise. Deliveries will come via airdrop from UAVs.

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