Gripple’s plan to get its products flying off the shelves?

Gripple Air Freight mini quadcopter delivering a package straight to a customer's warehouse
Gripple Air Freight mini quadcopter delivering a package straight to a customer's warehouse
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Unmanned drones could be filling the skies over Sheffield after leading local innovator Gripple unveiled plans for a new, airborne, direct to the door delivery service.

Gripple Air Freight, launched delberately on the very first day of April, is the result of collaboration between the Savile Street East firm and former Gripple design engineer André Ferreira, now boss of low altitude aerial filming and photography company VuAir.

Gripple plans to use multi-rotor, radio-controlled mini-helicopters to fly deliveries of its pioneering wire joining and tensioning devices direct to customers.

Packages weighing up to 10kg could be delivered to clients ranging from farmers to construction companies, within a 60-mile radius of Sheffield, says founder Hugh Facey – no fooling!

For videos of GAF’s maiden flights visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmNnU0ya0yY