Each of Yeair’s four rotors is powered by a 600W motor and a 1kW two-stroke engine. Yep, gas engines. This hybrid configuration allows it to fly at up to 62mph, carry loads up to 11lb. and fly for up to 1 hour. Not sure the FAA will like this.
The pilots wearing video goggles and their R/C drones equipped with cameras, these guys get to live out their dreams of stunt flying without the danger or cost of owning an actual airplane. Can you imagine flying these with an Oculus Rift?
A test flight of Amazon Prime Air, a concept for a drone delivery service that would get packages into customers’ hands in just 30 minutes after ordering. Amazon hopes to offer it in the US as early as 2015. More on 60 Minutes.