Transports made of wood have been around for centuries. For the most part, they act as one of the first materials used when creating these transports. Cars, boats, and everything else in between all started with wooden components. Before long, better materials like steel replaced these wooden structures. In exchange for a higher production cost, these newer models offered more durability.
LG-1K Soaring High
The LG-1K is a delivery drone with unique properties. The most striking feature in the LG-1K is the fact that it is made of plywood. Yes, while everyone else has a combination of metal and plastic, the LG-1K flies through the skies with wood.
It has its benefits because of this unique design. First, it has a lower production cost than your average drone. It also means it can be disposable after flights. Cheaper materials mean you do not suffer tremendous losses if the drone receives any damage during the trip.
Uses and Limitations
The LG-1K is a large drone built to deliver heavy goods. It is capable of carrying up to 700 pounds (315 kg) of cargo in one flight. This makes it a very viable option when delivering in rural areas or unreachable places. The LG-1K can be dropped from a cargo plane and it can glide through the air until it reaches the target. It also has autonomy capabilities, making it a very reliable delivery drone. It does not require a landing strip as it only requires a small space to land via parachute.
It does not have capabilities to fly back again to its source, although that would add other benefits. The cheaper material makes it disposable, especially if returning it to the source would not be cost-effective. The plywood can be used for other purposes, such as creating fires in the field. It carries its cargo safely and reliably enough that it can be a great asset out in rural communities requiring goods.