Delivery drone manufacturer Wingcopter raised R670 million to widen its operations in sub-Saharan Africa

konfab

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Looking at the specs of this thing, they say it can deliver a 5kg package 75km away.
Is that 75 km to the target, and then 75 back? Or is it really about 40km to the target.

For last mile deliveries to places with cr@p roads, it makes a lot of sense.
 

ToxicBunny

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I'm in 2 minds about Drone Delivery tbh...

I think the idea does have legs in some ways, but I can also see it being highly annoying to have drones zipping around all the time.
 

The_Ogre

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Looking at the specs of this thing, they say it can deliver a 5kg package 75km away.
Is that 75 km to the target, and then 75 back? Or is it really about 40km to the target.

For last mile deliveries to places with cr@p roads, it makes a lot of sense.
You assume it will make it back. In South Africa it's far more likely the customer will grab it, rip out the battery-pack and keep it. THen throw the R100 package in the bin
 

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Just Amazon.com getting ready to deliver our packages....
 
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