How Google's Wing Drone Delivery Aircraft Works

How Google's Wing Drone Delivery Aircraft Works

Will drone deliveries be a practical part of our future? We visit the test facilities of Wing to check out how their engineers and aircraft designers have developed a drone and drone fleet control system that is actually in operation today in parts of the world. Here’s how their VTOL drone works and what it’s like to both load and receive a package carried by an autonomous aircraft!

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Norman Chan
Additional footage courtesy of Wing
Music by Jinglepunks

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Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney

Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman

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  1. maxun1 on September 6, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Leroy: I got you $hit how much money you will give me.

  2. Moe pow on September 6, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Now I know why the FFA took millions of drone operators hobby away. The story behind the story…If your not into drones this is where it was going before Big Tech. One day a person like me would form a company through time and hard work. It was an open and fair market for any one to build and operator this type of system until FFA’s push to make droning illegal unless you were licensed. Well just get licensed…if you could see what it takes to do that most could not jump through the hoops & cost. A license for something we’ve been doing for years; really. If you ask the FFA they will say it was because of aircraft safety, but I know of no aircraft that has ever been downed by a drone. Of course Big Tech had no problem jumping in and they had the funds to do it quickly. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great system, I just think they took away that back yard/ garage entrepreneurs opertunity from millions of drone operators that’s been doing this for years. In addition, hobby drone operators that did it for fun were targeted as well and our hobby was taken away. How would you feel if you had to go out and get a license to bake a cake, coin collecting, etc….the thousand dollar drone I bought before any FFA’s concern came up sits in a box because I am not allowed to fly it; can’t sell, it’s worthless. Does this sounding like America? I just want people to know the hole story. To bring this system on board meant many of us lost the hobby we loved and flew for many years. I can’t pass it on to my grandkids, and I can go out and enjoy a weekend flight, nor can millions of others unless they break the law…not cool.

  3. Calzskilz on September 6, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    that could barely hold my McDonalds cheese burger & large fries let alone my kids happy meals

  4. maxun1 on September 6, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Total stupid in cities, good use for rural areas.

  5. Carwen on September 6, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    i wonder if these drones will eventually replace van delivery drivers…

  6. Puxy Dow on September 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I’m curious if they monitor the battery status inside the drones and if they recycle them after use.

  7. componenx on September 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I can see that these companies will do everything they can to ban other forms of flight in deployment areas. No kites, no RC aircraft, no private drones, etc. I really hope crows and gulls learn to attack them! I really don’t want to live where these things are always flying around, making more noise.

  8. World of Retro Gameplay on September 6, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    *To slow down the video (because it speeds up considerably during the first interview), drop the speed down to 0.75X.* Works perfectly!!

  9. Aaron S on September 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Yo, the hyper speed thing does not work—feels very very very off

  10. Sportsquirrel on September 6, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    If I’m on the limits of their range, I would be happy to have a re-charge pad available.

  11. Flopsy on September 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Such a thorough look at the technology behind this company. Thank you for taking the time to go out there and ask such thoughtful questions.

  12. ISHAN ARORA on September 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    How can I buy this Drone ???

  13. daniel fretto on September 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Yuck. Please no. Down with the technocrats

  14. Mark Reno on September 6, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    You know it’s the future when I’m watching a dude talk about drone deliveries in his self-driving car, playing in a virtual theater on my VR headset.

  15. MexNov on September 6, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I guess chimneys will be reused.

  16. mahinder singh on September 6, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    What’s the weight of the drone?
    What’s the weight of the battery?
    What’s the flight time with the payload?
    What’s the hardware cost of one drone?

  17. Jonathan Bair on September 6, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Wish you would have said the amount of pounds it could carry rather then kg. Would of been nice to hear miles rather then km too….

  18. mnice59 on September 6, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Just think if they decided to fill all your bicycle trails/lanes or horse riding trails or lakes or rivers or hiking trails with thousands of drones just to create an economy/industry without ever asking or caring about you or your experience.

  19. JohnnyD RC on September 6, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    No ! Drone Delivery is never going to happen. Yes I can deliver something right now, I can tie a string to a drone and fly it across the street and call it drone delivery. We will see medical emergency delivery but we will not see your tubesocks from Amazon. Besides Google gave up so did UPS and FedEx. It will not pay for itself. Wings will go bankrupt if no one purchases it. Sorry about the truth.

  20. Chris Foster on September 6, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I mean for communities that really need this service, it’s pretty incredible. I can imagine versions that are x5 bigger making meaningful heavy deliveries. But even at this size, for people in need it’s amazing. But I think coffee or non vital deliveries it’s alittle…non vital. But again, deployed in hard to reach places where walking isn’t possible, it could be a vital service.

  21. MIR Aviation Services on September 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Is there a reason why in this entire video we don’t hear the sound of these drones? Yes, because it sounds like 5 weed whackers flying in close formation overhead! Come on guys are you really that lazy you can’t walk one km to pick up your prescription??? Get off your butt, unplug your xbox and get some exercise.

  22. Andrew Cowell on September 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    more jobs lost by these big tech aholes.

  23. Tomahawk on September 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    The drone needs to learn defensive maneuvers. O’Reillys have some side of a defense like like a little guns that shoot BBs or something, a turret, and some chaff grenades

  24. Jack on September 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Why are you vlogging while driving? 0:30

  25. Declan on September 6, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    The public amenity equation simply doesn’t work with drone delivery. 1 person getting a parcel delivered and all the houses in a 30 metre radius have to put up with drone noise? This may work in remote/regional areas but in a built up city it makes more sense to deliver by road with autonomous vehicle.

  26. A student Pilot Life on September 6, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, 1000 flight hours requirements same as for pilot in training and getting hours to go for the airline!

  27. Magic Smoke FPV on September 6, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    They are going to kill the RC hobby.

  28. Tomos Halsey on September 6, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Wonder if they will use these to update google maps local zoom levels.

  29. SEND FOR A CAR on September 6, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    This is great content and it’s sad that you messed with the speed and thats all anyone can talk about.

  30. DroneS-R on September 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    j’adore, c’est vraiment beau

  31. ZeroGravitas on September 6, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Any plans to build bigger? I mean, a roast chicken is one thing, but what about the rest of the groceries?

  32. S K on September 6, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Yea, that’s what we need, more big tech taking space away from the average Joe.

  33. ItsWaltieTime on September 6, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    This would be great addition to existing drone programs to get medications and other high need items into remote locations around the world.

  34. BlueSkyToday on September 6, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Hey Google, you don’t own the sky. This is almost as obnoxious as the morons who wanted to create enormous ‘space billboards’ in low earth orbit. No, you can’t fill the sky with drones in order to fulfill a segment of the population’s insatiable desire for immediate gratification, and your own insatiable desire for profits. Humanity has the right to a pollution free environment and you’re trying to pollute our visual and aural spaces. That’s a no go.

  35. stump182 on September 6, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Very worried about their corporate concept of safety when I see their employees with masks outdoors.

  36. Kiryl Chernikau on September 6, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Every drug dealer – goood business, im in!

  37. Anh-Tu Phuc-Hoang / Derrick. on September 6, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Intended for mall stores

  38. hdoglesby on September 6, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Me thinks Normanl just got 2 lbs of heroin by that drone

  39. Emmanuël M on September 6, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    It is a very promising project. Still, because of weather issues it won’t work 100% 24/7.
    Ground transport is, unfortunately, much more reliable.
    How do you tackle the weather inconvenience?
    Very curious about the evolution.
    Thanks for the share ✌️

  40. Sterling Archer on September 6, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    It’s a cool vanity project, but your litigation insurance will far out weigh your profits – that’s why I won’t be investing today, i’m out.

  41. thr0ttl3j0ck3y on September 6, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t want to keep the packaging on my end, either eliminate it or take it back with you. Make it expandable and attach it to the drone or something. That’d be the best thing, so you don’t have the waste. A cargo area that collapses when empty for return flight, then expands again for loading.

  42. adam parker on September 6, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    13:06 Yes!! my black tar heroin made it just in time for the party!

  43. linuxknight on September 6, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    This is very cool. How would this kind of thing work for people who live in apartments, and not in a house with a large back yard?

  44. Addzy on September 6, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Think they’ll be drone pirates?

  45. Jim Gill on September 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    About ten years ago, I thought up "Pie in the Sky"

    A drone pizza delivery outfit. I live 7 miles (strait-line distance) from Taos, New Mexico. The way the roads go, it’s 27 miles (6 miles of that are washboard/muddy)

    Green LED illuminated flaying saucers delivering Pizzas !

    One simply orders with the "Pie in the Sky" app !

    It would be a Snap !

  46. Black Orchid on September 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I would instead use small autonomous blimps. Why limit it to small things only?

  47. Joshua Walters on September 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I could have sworn I saw one of these being tested at the Black Rock desert in 2019.

  48. daniel fretto on September 6, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Did they ever show a clip with the actual sound of the stupid thing flying? Or did they just pontificate endlessly in their orgiastic tech talk?

  49. Associated Blacksheep and Misfits on September 6, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Aerial weed delivery…👌

  50. NJM on September 6, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Looks like more low skill jobs will be eliminated.

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