Dronamics’ Black Swan fixed-wing cargo drone can carry 800 pounds
Svilen and Konstantin Rangelov have made the first airplane designed in Bulgaria in 70 years, in the form of a fixed-wing cargo drone capable of carrying nearly 800 pounds for up to 1,550 miles. Svilen is CEO of Dronamics, with Konstantin serving as chief technology officer. Together with a small team of engineers, the brothers Rangelov have worked on this autonomous cargo drone for four years, eager to not only compete with other delivery drones in the industry but leave them in the dust.
“Most small delivery drones are an attempt to solve the last-mile problem,” Svilen told Wired. “They are the bike messenger, we are the cross-country truck.” For Svilen, the main issue with aerial transportation of cargo is the cost, and the difficulty of finding major airports that can manage these kinds of flights. “This is why domestic cargo flights are a rarity in almost all countries in the world,” he said. Read more