Airbus Group’s first experience with global crowd-sourced engineering has produced a winning concept for a small cargo unmanned aircraft. The European manufacturer now plans to build a flying prototype of the winning design. Run by crowdsourced vehicle specialist Local Motors, the Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge attracted 425 entries from 53 countries. The challenge was to design an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing UAV capable of fixed-wing forward flight. The vehicle had to weigh ...

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