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Drones with Novel Payloader Could Help in Emergencies

Drones-to-the-Rescue-logoA new project called Drones to the Rescue aims to deliver food, water, and medicine to people during emergencies, via specially equipped search-and-rescue drones.

In addition to cameras, and GPS locators, the drones also have a custom system for safely deliveries their payloads. The payloader comes in two varieties: the lightweight version can carry up to 2.2 pounds, and the heavyweight version can handle almost 9 pounds. The payloader has no moving parts that can jam or break and uses minimal power. The search and rescue drone also includes powerful lights so that drops can be made at night.

The Drones to the Rescue team hopes to raise $40,000 via Indiegogo. The money will be used to cover the produce the necessary components for the search-and-rescue drones, fund research into the development of better drones, and expand the product line. Indiegogo backers can buy the prototype and earn rewards such as a Plexidrone Pro, Fe-RVJET Flying Wing, a waterproof quadcopter, or one of the search-and-rescue fly kits they’ve developed.

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