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Tacocopter would deliver tacos via unmanned drone
http://www.ksl.com/ ^

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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Interesting Idea.....Hello Tacocopter I'm stuck in traffic bring me some tacos!
1 posted on 03/28/2012 1:38:53 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

The awesomeness.. it burns.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 1:41:04 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: jakerobins

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.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: humblegunner

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.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 1:43:37 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: jakerobins

What about a Scotch-and-Water-O-Copter?


5 posted on 03/28/2012 1:45:12 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: jakerobins

This service would create a new city sport—netting the drones and making off with the food.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 1:45:38 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jakerobins

Probably they could also be used to bring Obamacare to your neighborhood.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 1:46:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Parachute drops would sound reasonable. Why only tacos? Why not a full fast-food menu?


8 posted on 03/28/2012 1:47:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Now dropping the tacos from 50 feet up with the stipulation, “you miss it, too freaking bad” would be interesting.

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!)

9 posted on 03/28/2012 1:47:56 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: jakerobins

My first thought was Shawn Spencer from Psych. Him and Gus would so have one of these.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 1:49:00 PM PDT by Marko413
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To: Paisan

ChivasChopper!!!


11 posted on 03/28/2012 1:49:21 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Until some good ole boy who owns a 12 gage decides he is tired of that buzzing sound...


12 posted on 03/28/2012 1:49:59 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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13 posted on 03/28/2012 1:51:03 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

“You invited Eric? I thought he gave you the creeps.”


14 posted on 03/28/2012 1:52:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Paisan

Keg-o-beercopter?


15 posted on 03/28/2012 1:53:31 PM PDT by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: humblegunner

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.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 1:53:51 PM PDT by jakerobins
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This is a silly hoax. Can’t believe Drudge has it on his site.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/03/qa-with-tacocopter/


17 posted on 03/28/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by bhl
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To: DBrow
"It probably should be hijack-proof too..."

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.

18 posted on 03/28/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dfwgator; Yo-Yo

LOL!!!


19 posted on 03/28/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: bhl
Her ideas are getting better with time:

"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."

20 posted on 03/28/2012 2:03:44 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Paisan
My first thought was a flying saucer pizza delivery.
21 posted on 03/28/2012 2:03:55 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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the tacos would be delivered as long as the customer remained in the ordering location.

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.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Paisan
My first thought was a flying saucer pizza delivery.
23 posted on 03/28/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL

you’re awesome


24 posted on 03/28/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: jakerobins

TacoCopter - doing the jobs illegal immigrants won’t do.


25 posted on 03/28/2012 2:06:50 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: bhl

This is a silly hoax. Can’t believe Drudge has it on his site.


Heck you got to have some type filler to use on slow news days

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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. ....


26 posted on 03/28/2012 2:12:44 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: DBrow

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.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 2:15:20 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: jakerobins

Why not something simpler, like a taco cannon?


28 posted on 03/28/2012 2:15:39 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: jakerobins

You’ll know the drone is over the target when you hear “La Bomb-a”.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 2:17:31 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: jakerobins

I will follow this idea up with a beano-copter.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: NewHampshireDuo
[These will typically lift about a 1/2 to 1 pound payload ]

So None of these....


31 posted on 03/28/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: jakerobins
I like the idea of a "TACO-RAPTOR"


32 posted on 03/28/2012 2:32:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We have Chick FilA at the SA Rampage games. They parachute stuffed cows during a time out. Highlight of the game.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 2:57:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: jakerobins

I presume they’ll be made by Taco Bell Textron.


34 posted on 03/29/2012 12:27:51 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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