Making a positive impact with drones.
DroneTeam Twente is a student team from the University of Twente that designs and builds new drone solutions for aid delivery. Our mission is to innovate and accelerate the drone industry with our aircraft. We compete in the iMechE UAS Challenge, where we have won two prizes so far.
Thunderbird: a unique drone designed for disaster areas
Our newest drone Thunderbird is an innovative drone build for disaster relief in remote areas. It is distinctive for its box-wing design and 3D-printed fuselage. Weighing less than a bowling ball, it can deliver medical equipment at a speed of 115 km/h. The drone has a high range to deliver aid in disaster regions. With this drone we will simulate a humanitarian aid mission at the 2022 iMechE UAS Challenge.
May 12, 2022
Last Wednesday, the student team DroneTeam Twente unveiled their newest drone to the world in a sold-out Concordia Theater: Thunderbird. The drone is designed for efficient medical aid delivery and uses a unique wing design that improves efficiency. With the aircraft, the team will compete against more than thirty other teams at the 2022 iMechE UAS Challenge, where the drone will carry out a simulated rescue mission.
April 28, 2022
We will host our first Design Reveal of our drone in the Concordia Theater on May 11th 20:00, and you are welcome to join. During the show we will talk about our challenges and successes in the past year, and reveal our new drone including the name. Afterwards there will be time for networking and questions with a drink. You can join the event on this page. See you there!
March 30, 2022
From 29-31 of March, Amsterdam Drone Week takes place. DroneTeam Twente is excited to be present to learn more about drone innovations and how we can add value with Urban Air Mobility. During ADW, our drone Phoenix will be showcased in the showcase area.Read more