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(The Register)   Boeing's new drone will give Rascals a run for their money when shopping at Walmart   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, cargo air vehicle, Kilogram, future cargo drones, Cargo airline, Vehicle, Flight, Aurora Flight Sciences, payload fraction  
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2018-01-12 01:34:01 AM  
Looks like we'll be driving flying trucks before we  get flying cars.
2018-01-12 01:45:24 AM  
500 pound payload, put a seat under that sucker and there's our flying car!
2018-01-12 01:54:14 AM  

Farkenhostile: 500 pound payload, put a seat under that sucker and there's our flying car!

That won't handle two Americans.

/joke, I'm Canadian and weigh 250 pounds, very little of it muscles or bones.
2018-01-12 01:55:01 AM  
That could be handy in ferrying supplies from ship to remote shores, or up cliffs.
2018-01-12 02:17:28 AM  
It will be interesting to see how noise pollution ordinances deal with the increasing proliferation of drones.

/they are not quiet
2018-01-12 04:23:32 AM  
What will the boffins think of next?
2018-01-12 06:33:36 AM  
What they need is a drone that can transition to level flight, like the Osprey. Regular drones don't have much range.
2018-01-12 07:24:47 AM  
Boing dont know scrap.
2018-01-12 11:31:39 AM  
This could be useful for city deliveries to buildings which have helipads that otherwise go unused most of the time.  You need a helipad for this drone BTW, its too big to land in normal drone places (at least not without decapitating a few pedestrians during the landing.)
2018-01-12 12:43:11 PM  
It's a beautiful morning when people got to be free......
2018-01-12 02:00:56 PM  
nice medevac
2018-01-12 06:28:18 PM  
I was watching "The War Season" and they air dropped water to some guys in the boonies.  I figure that's where they're going with this.  Why risk a crew to drop water if you don't have to?

225 pounds it said?  That's 27 gallons of water.

/Not to mention ammo and winter socks in the summer
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