Chinese Use Mail Delivery Drones To Reach Remote Areas

From Xinhua Net: To make mail delivery easier, local postal authorities have resorted to drones to help with mail delivery for Yingyan, Yinqiao, Maixiang, Xingguang and Lianhuasi, five of the most remote villages of the town, as part of the pilot program.

The multi-rotor drone, more than a meter in diameter, consists of six propellers. A green box, bearing the China Post logo is lodged underneath the aircraft.

Taking off every Monday and Thursday, the drone is capable of transporting newspapers, letters and packages up to a total of 4.4 kilograms with a single battery charge.
Many residents in the township have never seen a drone, and every flight draws a big crowd … (click to read more)