Elroy Air raises $9.2 million to create drones that can carry 500 pounds.
San-Francisco-based aerospace startup Elroy Air is creating a heavy-duty drone called the Chaparral, that can carry 500 pounds of cargo for 300 miles.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life around the planet by expanding the reach of air cargo — safely, efficiently and autonomously. With the support of our investors and development partners, we will be launching first systems in 2020 with a small number of shippers in select locations around the world. As we continue to grow each delivery will be a step closer to a better, more connected future.
Chaparral can improve disaster response capabilities, expedite life-saving supplies, service remote locations.
500lbs (225kg) payload
300mi (500km) range
No airport required
No electric charging station required
Efficient hybrid-electric powertrain
Autonomous flight and advanced safety architecture
Autonomous cargo loading and unloading
source Elroy Air