Kytary.cz, a retailer of musical instruments, has today tested the possibility of drone delivery. At its premises in Prague’s Modřany, the company simulated sending a package with a plucked ukulele and tested the customer’s receipt of the shipment.
According to the company, this is a more economical way of delivery, which takes about 15 to 20 minutes. However, Czech legislation still complicates the greater use of this form of delivery.
The drone took off from Modřany and headed to Chuchle. However, it could not complete the entire route because it did not have permission for the journey, so the flight was intermittent. The company had obtained a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority for the flight, and a certified pilot flew the drone. According to the company’s assumptions, delivery could take about 15 to 20 minutes.
The company used a specially adapted drone with a heavy load. The machine had a particular device that carried the ukulele parcel and allowed it to be released and handed over to the customer. The drone used for today’s delivery is so far limited to a payload of up to 2.5 kilograms. According to the company, this is suitable for transporting strings, mallets, or even smaller instruments such as a ukulele or clarinet.