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#1 jhroof Oct 11, 2012 08:10 AM

Pizza Delivery by FPV
 
I had a wild dream last night about FPV. I dreamt that I could deliver pizzas using a Quadcopter and FPV. The pizzas would be carried in a tray underneath the quad. The customer would pay online or over the phone by credit card and the quad would fly to your house and land in the yard. This would make a great TV commercial. I could also see courier services using something like this. What other ideas do people have? This is a wide open market. :cool:

#2 omnivorr Oct 11, 2012 09:55 AM

better to use a hot-air blimp! ..keep the pizza warm.. your quadcopter's wash would deliver it cold dude... :p

#3 jhroof Oct 11, 2012 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by omnivorr (Post 22972045)
better to use a hot-air blimp! ..keep the pizza warm.. your quadcopter's wash would deliver it cold dude... :p

No, the pizza would be in one of those insulated bags.;)

#4 astro_wanabe Oct 11, 2012 10:52 AM

Other people have suggested things like taco delivery services. Until the FAA gets out of the way it's kind of a mute point though.

#5 slowjett Oct 11, 2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by astro_wanabe (Post 22972506)
Other people have suggested things like taco delivery services. Until the FAA gets out of the way it's kind of a mute point though.

well actually

Flying Pizza Delivery Service (1 min 55 sec)

#6 slowjett Oct 11, 2012 11:04 AM

I think at some point you will find specific routes designated to low level UAF traffic. This is not too far off.

#7 VRflyer Oct 11, 2012 02:48 PM

I would try to intercept one for a free lunch :rolleyes:

#8 jhroof Oct 11, 2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by slowjett (Post 22972577)

Wow. That's the dream I had. Someone else always beats me to the punch.:(

#9 brakar Oct 11, 2012 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jhroof (Post 22975337)
Wow. That's the dream I had. Someone else always beats me to the punch.:(

Thats bad :mad:.

On the other hand, there must be something else worth delivering, not already "taken". :confused:

Fish-burgers? ;)

#10 zolpot Oct 11, 2012 05:51 PM

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#11 Teamsherman Oct 11, 2012 07:18 PM

Really? Think about it, how the hell would all those delivery quads and multirotors be able to navigate the suburbs with all the other multirotors in the same air-space??? It would be chaos and the streets would be lined with crashed multi's and nerds walking the streets trying to find their beloved multis mutering things like "man, why did i ever take that damn job in the first place, i had better luck filming trees and inanimate objects and i was fine with that"

#12 patricklupo Oct 11, 2012 07:52 PM

Yeah, I think it would be all good until someone throws a net over your copter and makes off with it.

#13 jhroof Oct 12, 2012 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Teamsherman (Post 22976710)
Really? Think about it, how the hell would all those delivery quads and multirotors be able to navigate the suburbs with all the other multirotors in the same air-space??? It would be chaos and the streets would be lined with crashed multi's and nerds walking the streets trying to find their beloved multis mutering things like "man, why did i ever take that damn job in the first place, i had better luck filming trees and inanimate objects and i was fine with that"

True, in a large city with a lot of quads, it wouldn't work without a lot of regulation. But in a small town with a good customer base it could work.

#14 brakar Oct 12, 2012 05:54 PM

So, if we do a preliminary sum-up, what we now know is:

1. The pizza idea is taken. => Bad, but not necessarily a show-stopper.
2. Hot air balloon might be an alternative method for delivery.
3. Alternative ideas for goods to deliver have been launched: fish-burgers and cannabis => hopefully the legal/medical variant of- ? (With regard to cannabis. Fish-burgers are probably safe).
4. Interception is to be anticipated. => Mitigation needed.
5. Suburbs and large cities are to be avoided. => Chaos, streets lined with crashed multi's, muttering nerds trying to find their beloved multi's, and, lot's of regulations. => Small towns with a good customer base are to be preferred.
7. Specific routes designated to low level UAF traffic is not too far off.

:confused:

#15 zolpot Oct 17, 2012 08:05 PM

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