In mid-August 2021, Monash UAS embarked on a mission to design and build our most advanced aircraft yet.
The Albatross is a 3-metre span cruise-capable multirotor designed to maximise endurance and range whilst enabling easy deployment with Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL).
Where this aircraft truly departs from its predecessors however is its payload capacity. With a modular payload bay, The Albatross can carry more and carry further; swapping out internal configurations to tackle whatever task we set it to.
- Wingspan: 3 m
- Fuselage length: 2.2 m
- MTOW: 15 kg
- Range: 25 km (two way)
- Max cruise speed: 85 km/h
- Payload capacity: 2.5kg
- Fully autonomous flight
- Image recognition and classification
- Aerial delivery capabilities
- Redundant receivers
- Designed to withstanding loading of up to 3Gs
Our goal for 2023 is to demonstrate the extensive capabilities of The Albatross in a live simulated search and rescue scenario.
Looking to 2024 and beyond, The Albatross will provide a reliable foundation to optimise and modify for future challenges and competitions. To stay up to date on the latest progress on The Albatross follow us on our socials!