Bell APT 70 cargo carrying drone

Bell’s Largest Commercial Cargo Drone APT 70 Takes Flight

A typical quadcopter drone is a small machine that uses four propellers to take off and land vertically, similarly a helicopter. And at first glimpse, a cargo-carrying drone from Bell called the APT 70 seems a bit like one of these flying machines–until you learn it is 6 feet tall, 9 feet wide, and can take 70-pound payload a distance of 35 miles.

It is not the type of drone designed to unload boxes in your yard. Rather, Bell sees it as a machine that could take medical equipment, military gear, industrial components, and tools, or help a shipping firm … Read the rest

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