Germany’s DLR aerospace research agency is gearing up for autonomous flight trials of an unmanned gyrocopter to prove the technology could be used for autonomous freight hauling. As part of the DLR’s Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery (ALAADy) research project for a low-cost, autonomous platform for carrying cargo, DLR engineers have adapted a German-made AutoGyro GmbH 450-kg (990-lb.) MTOfree autogyro into an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of carrying up to 200 kg of ...

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