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    Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Jeremy Clarkson explains it all in Cyber Monday promo.
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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    JC does know how to do a good voiceover, even if it's wasted on adverts

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    So will the first show of "Amazon Gear" have the challenge of producing a comparable delivery system - of course buying the parts needed only from a certain online retailer?

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    So will the first show of "Amazon Gear" have the challenge of producing a comparable delivery system - of course buying the parts needed only from a certain online retailer?
    Not enough power in a drone for JC, I'd imagine. I think it would take about 20 minutes before he used some kind of rocket propulsion and an Amazon Fire Stick is launched into low earth orbit.
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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Next scene is Clarkson attaching a V8 motor to the drone and wondering why it now can't take off.

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    Not enough power in a drone for JC, I'd imagine. I think it would take about 20 minutes before he used some kind of rocket propulsion and an Amazon Fire Stick is launched into low earth orbit.
    Well to be fair they have the budget for it...£4.5m per episode or something ridiculous I seem to recall (although I'm sure a fair chunk of that goes in the pockets of JC et al)? At current costs it takes about $10k/pound to launch something into orbit so they could comfortably afford to send a 992 lb Reliant Robin into orbit every other episode.

    Edit: Or more likely, as you suggest, an Amazon Fire Stick (~25g) at a rate of about 3 per second each episode. The space junk problem is definitely going to get worse!
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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    Well to be fair they have the budget for it...£4.5m per episode or something ridiculous I seem to recall (although I'm sure a fair chunk of that goes in the pockets of JC et al)? At current costs it takes about $10k/pound to launch something into orbit so they could comfortably afford to send a 992 lb Reliant Robin into orbit every other episode.
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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Lol... I can see these drones being stolen.

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Time View Post
    Lol... I can see these drones being stolen.
    AND the drone has a camera recording you stealing it which is directly connected to their servers in real time.....the cops will be knocking at the door like "Sir please step out of the door and keep your hands up" .... unless you use an EMP gun (electromagnetic pulse gun) which will render its electrical system useless but at-least the machine will go offline at zap speeds.

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    AND the drone has a camera recording you stealing it which is directly connected to their servers in real time.....the cops will be knocking at the door like "Sir please step out of the door and keep your hands up" .... unless you use an EMP gun (electromagnetic pulse gun) which will render its electrical system useless but at-least the machine will go offline at zap speeds.
    You could just wear a hoodie/balaclava, there are cameras and staff in shops and it doesn't stop some people. Lets be honest certain kids are gonna be all over this. Defacing, stealing and hanging stuff off it.

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    It would be so much fun building kit to hunt those, worth bagging one just for the battery's and motors. Not currently legal, well just about anywhere really, flying out of visual range is currently illegal most place.

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    I think these drones could be great for delivering food. Stuff from Amazon, I really don't care if it takes a couple of days to arrive, but last minute food orders, to me, seem like the perfect application for this technology.

    Come to think of it, Clarkson would be the guy to advertise that too.

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    These things are a reasonably good idea on the face of it, but practically? I'm just not convinced that they'd work. The biggest problems I can see:

    1) Payload weight & size limitations
    2) Theft/vandalism
    3) Safety considerations - what if one of these things mechanically fails mid-flight and falls to Earth?

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    3) Safety considerations - what if one of these things mechanically fails mid-flight and falls to Earth?
    Since most people's idea of being outside is the walk between a building and their car, where exactly is the problem?

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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Since most people's idea of being outside is the walk between a building and their car, where exactly is the problem?
    And endangering the few who think better is a good idea?

    In fairness we accept the small risk from other aircraft (and cars etc) crashing in everyday life, so long as the drone is reasonably reliable I doubt it would make a huge statistical difference. Even if there are millions of the things, a small parachute system for emergency use and some sort of alarm to warn those below?
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    Re: Amazon Prime Air functionality detailed in new video

    I now live in the country, although not that far from a place full of military types...I wonder what the outcome of Amazon drones vs current security situation will be.
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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