A2Z Drone Delivery, a commercial drone delivery solutions company, has unveiled its next-gen RDST integrated cargo drone, the RDST Longtail. This newly launched drone is aimed at drone service providers and logistics operators, offering an off-the-shelf solution for last-mile delivery requirements.
The RDST Longtail drone boasts a significant delivery capacity, handling payloads of up to 5 kg over a distance of 11 km. This makes it a versatile tool suitable for various tasks, from local food or parcel delivery to emergency medical dispatches, drone-assisted water sampling, search and rescue missions, and more.
A2Z Drone Delivery emphasizes the adaptability and democratization of the RDST Longtail for different delivery scenarios, not limited to residential dispatches. Real-world applications have seen the firm's delivery platforms being used for crucial roles, such as providing emergency defibrillators to on-ground first responders, ferrying supplies during disaster relief operations, and collecting water samples for analytical purposes.
Customers have the option of the RDST Longtail Standard edition, which is customizable according to their needs. In contrast, the Premium edition is tailored for those seeking rainproof features and comes equipped with the company's signature RDS2 drone winch. This edition is designed to safely deposit payloads from a distance, ensuring the drone's rotors remain away from individuals and structures. A standout feature of the RDST Longtail is its ability to auto-release cargo, eliminating the necessity for a person to be present at the delivery site. This is further complemented by its capacity to handle various shippers’ containers, from boxes to bags. Additionally, the Premium edition is designed for operations in challenging weather conditions and features a quick battery change mechanism, reducing operational downtime.
In terms of compliance, the RDST Longtail adheres to the 55-pound FAA max takeoff weight guidelines and is equipped with a factory-integrated remote ID beacon, ensuring it meets remote ID requirements.