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DHL launches first commercial drone 'parcelcopter' delivery service....

Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by ChrisViperM, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. ChrisViperM

    ChrisViperM Active Member

    Posted by ChrisViperM, Nov 13, 2014 #1
  2. jimska

    jimska Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    London, England
    Posted by jimska, Nov 13, 2014 #2
    Rubbish, won't happen for years.
  3. Carapau

    Carapau Tek care, lambs ont road, MRF Moderator

    Jan 19, 2013
    N Yorks
    Posted by Carapau, Nov 13, 2014 #3
    It was on Radio 4 this morning that Amazon are hoping to start trials in Cambridge for the delivery service. Not sure when or how as I am not sure the CAA are even in a position to give the thumbs up. What it does prove though is that they are genuinely pretty serious about this. There are masses of hurdles to get over to make it a commercial reality but don't underestimate the corporations!
  4. jimska

    jimska Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    London, England
    Posted by jimska, Nov 13, 2014 #4
    I've seen the job listings on their website as well. Just can't see how they'll get permission for unmonitored flights everywhere when we find it very, very difficult to get permission for monitored l.o.s. flights in London. So still think years away, if at all.
  5. R_Lefebvre

    R_Lefebvre Arducopter Developer

    Jun 29, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Posted by R_Lefebvre, Nov 13, 2014 #5
    This is actually several months old. It's first flight was grounded due to "high winds", which IMO, weren't very high at all at I think 40 km/h? It just shows how a large quadcopter is a really bad system to be using for a job like this.

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