Amazon to test delivery drones

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Amazon to test delivery drones

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:14 pm

They seem to be seriously moving ahead with this
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2 ... ry-drones/
Amazon will step up its drone tests in UK airspace after winning approval from the Government to lift strict flying restrictions in a major boost to its plans for unmanned delivery aircraft.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted the internet retailer special permission to test its aerial vehicles without several of the rules that typically bind drone pilots.

The agreement will see Amazon move a step close to Jeff Bezos’s dream of fleets of drones delivering small packages directly to shoppers within 30 minutes.

The tests, which are due to begin imminently, are the most extensive trials of Amazon’s drones anywhere in the world. The company has been developing the technology at a research and development base in Cambridge and is believed to be testing the aircraft in a rural location south east of the city as well as a number of other areas.

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Re: Amazon to test delivery drones

Post by Username Taken » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:37 pm

How much can a drone carry??
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: Amazon to test delivery drones

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:38 pm

from the link
Amazon unveiled the second prototype of its Prime Air drone last year. The vehicle, which is able to take off and land vertically but fly like a plane to cover distances, can fly for 10 miles at an altitude of 400 feet and carry packages of up to 5lb, but much of its autonomous flying technology is yet to be fully tested.
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Re: Amazon to test delivery drones

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:35 pm

haha my labourer was telling me about this on way to work this morning
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Re: Amazon to test delivery drones

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:53 pm

Soon enough those drones are going to be shot out of the sky by any malcontent wanting to make an easy buck.
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