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Big Plane – Small Package

Michelle Madaras, the chief customer officer at WingXpand shows off her company’s new product: a fixed-wing drone with a seven-foot wingspan that can be disassembled and collapsed to fit inside a small backpack.
It sounds like a riddle: How do you fit an entire airplane with a seven-foot wingspan inside a backpack? If I were to answer that question for myself, it would be something like, “Make sure you don’t miss any pieces after the crash.” However, the enterprising folks at WingXpand (prounounced like “wingspanned”) have an entirely different answer—one that involves still being able to fly the aircraft after you take it out of the backpack. “This...


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