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Offline Maik

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Postman Prat
« on: Saturday, 07 April, 2018 @ 13:17:47 »
Trial run of a Russian postal drone:



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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to a neighboring village in a ceremony meant to showcase a new way to deliver mail in the sparsely populated Buryatia region located more than 4,400 km east of Moscow.

Russian Post was quick to distance itself from the drone crash, saying it was present at the launch merely as a guest. It said the drone was made by a company called Rudron/Expeditor 3M, which had organized the testing.

Alexei Tsydenov, the head of the Buryatia region present at the crash site, said that the more than 100 Wi-Fi connections in the area could have disrupted the drone’s flight.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-post-drone-crash/russian-postal-drone-program-hits-wall-in-debut-idUSKCN1H91B4

Lucky it hit the wall, could've been nasty if it hurtled through someone's window

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Postman Prat
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 08 April, 2018 @ 20:42:53 »
Could have been delivering Novochok!  :blink:

Tony