DJI announced the launch of its new delivery drone, the DJI FlyCart 30, which is capable of carrying 66 lbs for over 25 miles on a single battery. The drone is set to hit the global market at the end of the first quarter of 2024. According to Christina Zhang, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at DJI, the FlyCart 30 will become a trusted solution for aerial delivery.
The DJI FlyCart 30 can reach speeds of up to 45 mph and is capable of carrying up to 88 lbs for 10 miles on a dual-battery setup. It can maintain a stable connection with a remote control while up to 12 miles away and control can be transferred between two pilots in different locations with a single click. The drone features a coaxial four-axis, eight-blade, multi-rotor configuration with carbon fiber propellers that help achieve speeds and altitudes of up to 10,000 feet with a 66-lb payload.
The FC30 offers two carry options: Winch and Cargo. In Winch mode, the FC30 carries loads on a winch crane that is included with each drone, with a 66-foot long cable that can hold up to 88 lbs and manually or automatically retracts at a speed of 1.8 mph.
The DJI FlyCart 30 is the company’s first delivery drone and comes with DJI’s drone delivery software suite, which includes the systemization of aerial delivery with data collection and analysis, operation planning, status monitoring, and live view. The drone also keeps operators notified in case of risks and supports alternate landing site management.
Each DJI FlyCart 30 costs around $42,000, which includes the FC30, winch system, charger, 6 batteries, and an extra remote. Businesses interested in purchasing the FC30 delivery drone can contact DJI’s authorized distributors.