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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. 

Design Features

  • 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!

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