There May Actually Be a Good Reason to Teach Drones to Land on Cars Video Description

If your aim is to reduce the drone’s weight (and thus increase its carrying capacity), Snow concedes cutting out the landing gear is a smart move. But he points out that there are already drones available, like the Trimble UX5 and SenseFly eBee, that have scrapped their wheels in favor of more durable structures that let them land on rough terrain. AeroVironment’s Raven, for example, is a hand-launched vehicle without landing gear—it’s built for use in Afghanistan, and just lands in the dirt. “That problem has already been tackled just by having beefier underbellies,” Snow says. “And that beefier underbelly has tricked down to advanced commercial small drones.”

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