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Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby erolz66 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:05 pm

Looks pretty cool to me

Though security might be an issue. Mist netting for consumer electronics instead of black caps maybe ? :)
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:14 pm

There are many issues with this… if you fly too low you’ll end up in power lines and if you fly over a certain height (commercially) I believe you need special aviation licensing.

On top of that what happens when another company follows suit? How will they avoid collisions and what happens when one lands on a pedestrian’s head?
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby Jerry » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:There are many issues with this… if you fly too low you’ll end up in power lines and if you fly over a certain height (commercially) I believe you need special aviation licensing.

On top of that what happens when another company follows suit? How will they avoid collisions and what happens when one lands on a pedestrian’s head?



Yeah, and what about Saint Nicholas delivering his Christmas pressies, they could collide and injure or even kill his reindeer. :(

Bearing in mind St Nicholas's supposed origins have I inadvertantly planted the seeds for another CF fisticuffs! Ho, ho, ho :lol:
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby B25 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:26 pm

erolz66 wrote:Looks pretty cool to me

Though security might be an issue. Mist netting for consumer electronics instead of black caps maybe ? :)

They would make excellent target practice, saves shooting the black caps :lol: :lol:
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby erolz66 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:35 pm

Looks like Waterstones (UK Book retailer) is pretty sceptical too

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... -owls.html
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby Demonax » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:53 pm

A cheap PR stunt if ever there was one. Just in time for Xmas too.

And no-one is talking about their dodgy employment practices or tax avoidance schemes.

Now excuse me while I order my Xmas presents - from Amazon of course!
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby Oceanside50 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:42 pm

There will be driverless cars in your neighborhood In a few years. Why not pilotless drones delivering a widget to your doorstep.?
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby CBBB » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:49 pm

Already Yankee red-necks are talking about shooting them down!
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby kurupetos » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:03 pm

Oceanside50 wrote:There will be driverless cars in your neighborhood In a few years. Why not pilotless drones delivering a widget to your doorstep.?

A good excuse to get rid of women drivers. :D
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Re: Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Postby apc2010 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:14 am

However initial tests in Glasgow at the weekend have met with mixed results...
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