Amazon Patents Drones with Telescoping Landing Legs and Foldable Propellers

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June 23, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: June 23 on

Amazon’s inventors are taking a page from Inspector Gadget’s playbook to design drones with adjustable landing legs and reconfigurable propellers.

Those two design tricks are the focus of patents issued today. It’s hard to say whether they’ll become features on Amazon’s delivery drones, still in development. But surely there’s a chance someone will make use of the innovations, right?