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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mebco, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. mebco

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    Anyone have an opinion as to the platform that Amazon is using? It would be a blast to be involved.
     
  2. ProfessorStein

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    1) they aren't using it... yet. ;-)
    2) it's their own deal... having spend 1,000s of hours in R&D.

    Nobody's quite sure of the exact specs, and the one shown in the video probably is not the final. Though it's likely to be an octocopter. Folks are guessing it'll be cellular, rather than radio.

    That is... if it ever happens.
     
  3. Meta4

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    And it was only a publicity stunt anyway. They weren't serious at all.
     
  4. ProfessorStein

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    Eh... actually they were very serious... but know it's quite a ways out, and might not ever work.
     
  5. ianwood

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    What initially looked like an elaborate publicity stunt is very real. It's not based on any existing platform. It's entirely new and proprietary to Amazon. And they've been putting a ton of R&D into it. They've recently sent a lengthy letter to the FAA seeking an authorization to do outdoor testing (http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDe ... -0474-0001).

    Let's all just hope this is a prelude to Amazon entering the consumer multi-rotor space. It would raise the bar substantially. DJI and others would be forced to step up their game or TBE down the drain.
     
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    +1! Count me first in line for the Amazon PrimeAir Octocopter, if they ever sold them vs kept them internal for competitive advantage.
     
  7. ProfessorStein

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    Yeah... but if they sell you one, it will ONLY fly on a direct trajectory to Amazon to pick up product... and will ring your Kindle Phone or Kindle Fire to arrange payment.
     
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    "Other customers who have bought the PrimeAir Octocopter have also purchased... the Brooklyn Bridge... an island off Tahiti... Anti-aging Creme... and Sham-wow"
     
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    I love Shamwow! Lol
     
  10. PhantomPhreak

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    When its up and running I am going to order a Phantom, grab the Amazon drone and swap the receivers and send the Phantom back.