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I think it might be a while before we see that here. If you notice, the test occurred in the UK. A few years back, Amazon wanted to do the R&D here in the states, but obviously the regulations about drones are years behind the times, so it was impossible to implement (The R&D, that is). I do think it will happen, but it won't be anytime soon...just too much wrangling about the regulations.
 

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I get really excited about this!!!!
 

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300 ft

Yeah, even 300 feet should be high enough not to bother folks on the ground AND to keep it beyond the effective range of shotguns.
I'd guess that a 12 gauge at 100 yards will have each pellet landing several inches from any other pellets.
 

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1,000 feet up in the air a shotgun will not reach.
Nope, no shotgun is going to reach 1000 feet.

But that Boeing airliner on final for Hartsfield will. Or that student pilot on approach to Gwinnett.

By law, drones have to stay below 500 feet, which is still plenty high enough that nobody on the ground should be able to hear them.
 

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Nope, no shotgun is going to reach 1000 feet.

But that Boeing airliner on final for Hartsfield will. Or that student pilot on approach to Gwinnett.

By law, drones have to stay below 500 feet, which is still plenty high enough that nobody on the ground should be able to hear them.
Sorry, I was using hyperbole I believe its called, but you're right.

Go to the highest they can go by law.

Here is the deal.

When the Drone Leaves the Distribution Plant or Wherever. The Store or Manufacturer even, have it fly straight up to this altitude. Out of the way of Shotguns and being annoying to other people and their property.

When it makes it to the address, have it descend straight down in front of the front or back door (Instructions given over the internet) and boom, you've got a functional drone delivery without effecting other people in a negative and annoying way. Maybe even find a way to not effect privacy, either. We can work this out. :)

Also, have the drone on AUTO return, meaning once package is dropped off or signed for, whatever, have it follow the exact same safe path back, not annoying anyone and not disturbing people and their property.

Actually more quiet than all these BIG HUGE Trucks making all this noise delivering all these AMAZON PRIME boxes for Christmas Presents in my neighborhood lately. LOL I'm serious, but it is very funny. These Fed Ex Trucks are very loud.
 

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If noise ever does become an issue, lets find way so make them more quiet, so we can get this to work, because I think its so awesome. I'm serious.
 

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uh. Some of us have been wanting this service for like three years now. I would pay double my prime subscription to get prime air.
this! X100000000
 

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My video on it:
 

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i think this is awesome and the drone deliveries will be so cool! 400' is the max allowed for personal use/ line of sight. businesses such as amazon will have specific altitudes they will have to maintain. as for the noise- it is no louder than that landscaping group running mowers, weedeaters, and blowers. at 400' they only sound like the buzz of bees. i cant wait until my first package arrives. shooting at or shooting down a drone should have the same penalties as an aircraft. we are controlled by the FAA and therefore we should recieve the same protections.
 
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