Skip to comments.Tacocopter would deliver tacos via unmanned drone
Posted on 03/28/2012 1:38:52 PM PDT by jakerobins
SALT LAKE CITY The ability to have tacos delivered at their feet is an idea many people wouldn't hesitate to get behind especially when the tacos are being delivered by a robot.
The Tacocopter an unmanned drone helicopter that gives customers tacos on demand would without a doubt be wildly popular were it to exist throughout the nation.
Taco-hungry Americans could order and pay for tacos on their smartphones, which would supply GPS coordinates to the drone. Once ordered, the tacos would be delivered as long as the customer remained in the ordering location.
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The awesomeness.. it burns.
An unmanned drone with whirling blades had better have some good apps on board to prevent hitting wires, or people.
It probably should be hijack-proof too, look how the Left likes to throw things at people.
Oh yeah, great idea.
What are you going to arm it with once someone decides to toss it in a suitcase and drive off with it?
Now dropping the tacos from 50 feet up with the stipulation, “you miss it, too freaking bad” would be interesting.
What about a Scotch-and-Water-O-Copter?
This service would create a new city sport—netting the drones and making off with the food.
Probably they could also be used to bring Obamacare to your neighborhood.
Parachute drops would sound reasonable. Why only tacos? Why not a full fast-food menu?
That turns it into a sport. Likely a government grant would be forthcoming.
Kid: "They're dropping tacos!"
Michelle Obama: "Let's MOVE!" (Over there! To catch 'em!)
My first thought was Shawn Spencer from Psych. Him and Gus would so have one of these.
Until some good ole boy who owns a 12 gage decides he is tired of that buzzing sound...
“You invited Eric? I thought he gave you the creeps.”
It would do well in certain areas until some of Holder’s people filed a lawsuit....because it would probably have an avoid ghetto app installed.
This is a silly hoax. Can’t believe Drudge has it on his site.
I was thinking the same thing, but that could easily be solved. If they would have a kind of "subscription" service, with pre-registered, secure landing points (i.e. a private backyard, apartment complex quad, etc.) they could get the billing/credit card info for the customers prior to delivery in case the copter was nabbed. Then, if a subscriber was away from home, like at a public park, picnic area, drive in theater, etc. they could order and have their tacos delivered.
Between departure and delivery the copter would have to rely on speed and altitude to prevent being hijacked.
"Tacocopter is nothing more than a product concept created by Star Simpson, an MIT grad who stumbled into the limelight in 2007 after being arrested for wearing a hoax explosive device comprised of a circuit board and green LEDs."
Sorry, no sale.
The Taco-Copter needs to keep up with me.
If I'm driving down the freeway at 65 MPH, I'm not going to pull over and wait for the dang thing.
Calculate my speed and plot an intercept course, or turn in your geek badge.
TacoCopter - doing the jobs illegal immigrants won’t do.
This is a silly hoax. Cant believe Drudge has it on his site.
Heck you got to have some type filler to use on slow news days
It exists in the Bay Area in concept, at least. For now, the Tacocopter, which has existed since July 2011, has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, as would be any unmanned commercial drone. According to FAA regulations, “unmanned aerial vehicles” cannot currently be used for commercial purposes. ....
A no-no FAA regulatory-wise unless you are DHS and aim to snoop or shoot people.
The photo looks like an Arducopter, an autonomous quad rotor helicopter. The flight path is preprogrammed and it follows GPS waypoints. These will typically lift about a 1/2 to 1 pound payload and the range is limited by the battery, usually 10-20 minutes flying time.
Why not something simpler, like a taco cannon?
You’ll know the drone is over the target when you hear “La Bomb-a”.
I will follow this idea up with a beano-copter.
We have Chick FilA at the SA Rampage games. They parachute stuffed cows during a time out. Highlight of the game.
I presume they’ll be made by Taco Bell Textron.
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