Boeing wants to take on Amazon’s drone delivery service

Boeing unveiled a prototype for a massive remote-controlled drone Wednesday, meant to deliver cargo up to 500 pounds. It measures 15 (4.57 meters) by 18 (5.49 meters) by four (1.22 meters) feet, weighs nearly 750 pounds (340 kg), and is powered by an electric propulsion system that allows it to vertically take off and land. Eventually, it wants the drone to fly itself.

Such ambitions put the plane maker in direct competition with Amazon, which in December 2013 said it was developing Prime...

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