How Rwanda Built A Drone Delivery Service

How Rwanda Built A Drone Delivery Service

Be one of the first 73 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with Brilliant.org! https://brilliant.org/realengineering/

Wendover Production’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnoUBfLxZz0
Real Life Lore’s Video: https://youtu.be/2AvtbRndNxk

Disclaimer: A portion of travel expenses were paid for by Zipline. This was a courtesy and we retained full creative control. Ryan is also a long term Patreon supporter.

New vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMet4qY3027v8KjpaDtDx-g

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2825050&ty=h
Facebook:
http://facebook.com/realengineering1
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/brianjamesmcmanus
Twitter:

Discord:
https://discord.gg/s8BhkmN

Get your Real Engineering shirts at: https://standard.tv/collections/real-engineering

Credits:
Writer, Narrator & Cameraman: Brian McManus
Editor: Stephanie Sammann (https://www.stephanie-sammann.com/)
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/)
Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net/)
Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster https://twitter.com/forgottentowel

Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator

Songs:
Milo’s Journey – Sum Wave
Soft Glare – Mar Vei
Waltzer – Dye O
Sydney Sleeps Alone Tonight [Silk Music]
Discoverers 1 – Gunnar Johnsรฉn

Thank you to my patreon supporters: Adam Flohr, Henning Basma, Karl Andersson, Mark Govea, Hank Green, William Leu, Jason A., Chris Plays Games, Tristan Edwards, Ken Coltan, Andrew McCorkell, Ian Dundore, John & Becki Johnston. Nevin Spoljaric, Jason Clark, Christopher Lam, Deven Warren Rathbun.

50 Comments

  1. TheChubacapra on January 8, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    i making those 10 yrs ago shit im old ๐Ÿ™ nbatteries are ok for 1000 time but in baterri dies damn

  2. good double on January 8, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    They deliver the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine to remote locations in Ghana now.

  3. TheMercilessEye on January 8, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Excuse me…RWANDA?? RWANDA???
    I can’t even get my MAIL delivered on time…

  4. Chris Schene on January 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    A brilliant design!

  5. Nick K on January 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Me pointing my phone in the sky-some random drone in the sky โ€œsliiide to the left… sliiiideee to the rightโ€

  6. kjetil Bergesen on January 8, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Drink Snake OIl. Works on anything

  7. Tsebo Moloi on January 8, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    We have clearer airspaces and great weather

  8. thibalt on January 8, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    can these drones fly in bad weather? say a storm is causing heavy floods but the rain just won’t stop, can they be deployed then?

  9. TONY BURK on January 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Dronedek will be giving away $3,000 Smart drone mailboxes for $10 a month subscription . Secures ,disinfects ,camera all with app

  10. Ismail Yousif on January 8, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Brilliant

  11. Jake millar on January 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    I wonder if these drones will be used for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  12. Pallavi D on January 8, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    I watched this for robotices

  13. Mister Motel on January 8, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    this is so awesome.

  14. shafinrashid on January 8, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Amazing engineering!

  15. M Mm on January 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    they dont have food , some tester need area to test and develop, if plane hits anyones head no one will give them money,

  16. J Flow on January 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    That is amazing. It’s real and it works. The start of Wakanda.

  17. Real Engineering on January 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Be sure to check out Sam and Joseph’s videos on the subject. Links in the description! Will be adding those slow-mo shots to my instagram in a little bit. https://www.instagram.com/brianjamesmcmanus/

  18. mdoerkse on January 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    This whole system is so cool in every way.

  19. CuddleMuffin . on January 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    Innovation is truly something amazing. I hope this gets more funding

  20. Alpesh Pancholi on January 8, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  21. Pabalelo Mabelane on January 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Hi, I’ve tried going onto the website provided for the course but I cannot get the course. Please assist I am interested in learning more

  22. Iain Burgess on January 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    That’s incredible, commercial derivatives obvious, but emergency services potential is huge. Direct derivatives; cities for fast emergency support (London-defibrillation, compact er direct line & medkit, etc), in rural areas for same, as emergency supply chains for rural area medical supply (here in Aus, central, desert & deep rural areas- in conjunction w Flying Dr’s or other AirAmbulance services).
    Then there are all the other emergency variants – SAR (drop food/radio), Fire – a sealed (smoke) vers that could carry heat IR gear over fire areas, and a bulk body for as needed services – sealed, too, it’d be great as a firefighter support drone. The modular system could carry over as common parts (othe than mission specific) thru all, W larger/smaller variants to suit need.
    From watching a doco on snow SAR on mountain snow slopes (The Horn) pretty sure similar systems could apply there.
    Add in coastal/ocean applications.

  23. Solarpunk Life on January 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    This is amazing and I think an excellent example of the kind of Solarpunk technology we need, but its in operation today.

  24. Tsebo Moloi on January 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Drones would definately work in africa

  25. Kevin on January 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    The next era of innovation is Africa, donโ€™t forget it!

  26. A N on January 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Rwanda with outside help, that is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zipline_(drone_delivery)

  27. AFRICA DISNEY on January 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    as an african am proud of rwanda

  28. Worldwide Welshman on January 8, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Amazing technology! I wonder if these could be applied globally to reduce the need for bulky and polluting road transport.

  29. dingalarm on January 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    This is brilliant ! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚ And yet it’s tragic how aviation authorities around the world (e.g. FAA) are now trying to discourage people from taking an interest in aeronautical engineering (and possibly becoming tomorrow’s engineers) by severely tightening the rules for flying drones and model planes recreationally. Shame on them ! ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  30. swapnil shinde on January 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    osm

  31. Suman Chatterjee on January 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Absolutely brilliant..

  32. Christoph Schimpf on January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing your content

  33. Addy Bell on January 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    I only disliked this because it is a school assignment lmao

  34. Satya Kartik on January 8, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Even it was started in 2016, it is disappointed for me to know this great technology so late that is saving thousands of lives there. This nation and technology inspiration for the rest of the world. Thank you so much dear REAL ENGINEERING Community for your valuable knowledge.

  35. Kalvindran Balamuraly on January 8, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    The future is already hereโ€ฆ

  36. Seldrix on January 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    It’s so crazy to rewatch this video! I work at Zipline now; great to see how much has changed. Also the drones depicted here just got retired this past week!

  37. taleb daas on January 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Drug cartels at US borders seeing this clip…”hhhhhheeeemmmm interesante” !

  38. Caloy Aniete on January 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Innovation at its finest.๐Ÿ’ฏ

  39. Friedrich Bacon on January 8, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    isnt the company a usa one though?

  40. Pavi Pavithra on January 8, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Amazing ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  41. Karun Banda on January 8, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    What if Iโ€™m flying a kite and that drones hook gets stuck in my kites thread

  42. Narendra Bagus Adiyaksa on January 8, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    I get the redundancy and all but, does it have second parachute in case of the main parachute broke?

  43. Sill E eel on January 8, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    this is amazing

  44. DKM on January 8, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    100km/hr ?
    I thought it should be faster

  45. Refined Gent on January 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Wow all I have to say how incredible!

  46. M Mm on January 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Rwanda has been consume by france and now frencj kids they can test it there, if anyone injured they will pay nothing,,, Rwanda hungry , feed this people first not to get sick, lol

  47. Bessie Hillum on January 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    The engineering side was interesting, but the rest of it was a bit preachy.

  48. Steven M on January 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    oh great now they can deliver machetes more easily.

  49. Nando Spa on January 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Wouldnโ€™t be gas engine better for longer range and less weight?

  50. Nihar Pednekar on January 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    I’m so happy that tears started rolling damn ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Leave a Comment