Project Wing have we found out who makes drones for Google?

New website and a couple of interesting things from folks that see the following

Potential in the air

Breathe in the car exhaust. Hear the truck engine idling. Feel the weight of city congestion. Now look up. See all that open sky?

What if we could use the air to move anything from where it is to where it’s needed – quickly, reliably and with a much lower carbon footprint than today’s transportation?

At Project Wing we’re building the next generation of automated aircraft, and working toward the day when these vehicles deliver everything from consumer goods to emergency medicine – a new commerce system that opens up universal access to the sky.

http://www.solveforx.com/wing/


Made even more interesting as the buzz in industry is that Google were actually exciting the drone delivery business. Its always, “they” say and it seems “they” were wrong!

Heady times for SLT separate lift thrust or STL separate thrust lift, I never quite get it right.

The Ardupilot project is charging forward with adoption and flight testing thanks to the effort of Canberra UAV, winners of the Outback Challenge in 2014. Their 2016 entry will be an SLT.


Now where Tridge and co have an advantage over Google is in the use of petrol for the forward flight part. Its way more energy efficient. Still Google may a have access to some cutting edge ridiculously expensive batteries.

Lets look at some screen grabs of the Google drone.

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I wonder if it has a a Pixhawk inside, looks like an RFD radio and a 3DR digital pitot.

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Oh there’s one reg, and very interesting the register calls that an Ashfloyd Hummingbird.

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And there’s another. N809G also an Ashfloyd Hummingbird.

Now we have been trying to find out what on earth the Ashfloyd aircraft were for quite a while, they represent a fair chunk of the US RPA register.

Last November Tiaan spotted the first two Google claimed N reg’s there are many more from Ashfloyd as you can see from our Drone Spotters list 43 in fact.

MODEL SERIAL NUMBER N-NUMBER Operator Date of Reg
HUMMINGBIRD 200 124G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150508
HUMMINGBIRD 202 219G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150515
HUMMINGBIRD 213 269G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150518
HUMMINGBIRD 214 270G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150519
HUMMINGBIRD 208 258G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150519
HUMMINGBIRD 207 256G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150519
HUMMINGBIRD 212 264G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150519
HUMMINGBIRD 215 276G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150521
HUMMINGBIRD 211 263G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150521
HUMMINGBIRD 210 262G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150521
HUMMINGBIRD 204 239G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150521
HUMMINGBIRD 216 290G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150521
HUMMINGBIRD 201 209G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150521
HUMMINGBIRD 203 237G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150527
HUMMINGBIRD 206 253G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150601
HUMMINGBIRD 209 261G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150715
HUMMINGBIRD 205 249G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150715
HUMMINGBIRD 225 823G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 224 819G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 223 813G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 222 809G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 221 807G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 220 806G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 219 805G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 218 804G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 217 803G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 226 825G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150716
HUMMINGBIRD 301 104G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150818
HUMMINGBIRD 303 285G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150818
HUMMINGBIRD 304 291G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150818
HUMMINGBIRD 300 102G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150819
HUMMINGBIRD 305 293G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150819
HUMMINGBIRD 302 109G ASHFLOYD LLC 20150820
HUMMINGBIRD 229 326G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160115
HUMMINGBIRD 230 329G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160119
HUMMINGBIRD 227 309G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160216
HUMMINGBIRD 228 313G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160216
HUMMINGBIRD 232 345G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160216
HUMMINGBIRD 237 353G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160216
HUMMINGBIRD 238 354G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160216
HUMMINGBIRD 231 331G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160217
HUMMINGBIRD 234 347G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160217
HUMMINGBIRD 235 349G ASHFLOYD LLC 20160217

Anybody from Ashfloyd care to email me and tell us all about your work?