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logroller
07-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Here's a couple stories to make you smile.

A feud among two to neighbors in the Alaskan town of Bethel fell victim to a hoax played by neighbors. Apparently a party in neighborly feud thought it would b a good gag to post flyers declaring the opening of Taco Bell, listing the other's phone number as a contact for employment. Only the disappointment of residents of the 6200 pop town, salivating for the opportunity to enjoy cheap Mexican food, and 400 miles from the nearest Taco Bell were sorely disappointed. When taco bell execs catch word of the gag and, not to waste a great PR opportunity, they flew a taco truck by helicopter with ingredients for 10000 tacos.
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-taco-bell-alaska-20120703,0,4812897.story


Now I was thinking "great stunt", nothing more; until I came across this other airborne taco delivery plan shut down by the Feds.
[QUOTE]The Internet is going wild for Tacocopter (http://Tacocopter.com/), perhaps the next great startup out of Silicon Valley, which boasts a business plan that combines four of the most prominent touchstones of modern America: tacos, helicopters, robots and laziness.

Indeed, the concept behind Tacocopter is very simple, and very American: You order tacos on your smartphone and also beam in your GPS location information. Your order -- and your location -- are transmitted to an unmanned drone helicopter (grounded, near the kitchen where the tacos are made), and the tacocopter is then sent out with your food to find you and deliver your tacos to wherever you're standing....[\QUOTE]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/03/23/tacocopter-startup-delivers-tacos-by-unmanned-drone-helicopter_n_1375842.html

Except, no can do.


[QUOTE]"Current U.S. FAA regulations prevent ... using UAVs [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, like drones] for commercial purposes at the moment," Simpson said over Gchat. "Honestly I think it's not totally unreasonable to regulate something as potentially dangerous as having flying robots slinging tacos over people's heads ... [O]n the other hand, it's a little bit ironic that that's the case in a country where you can be killed by drone with no judicial review."[\QUOTE] ibid.

Bazinga!

cadet
07-03-2012, 02:11 PM
Here's a couple stories to make you smile.

A feud among two to neighbors in the Alaskan town of Bethel fell victim to a hoax played by neighbors. Apparently a party in neighborly feud thought it would b a good gag to post flyers declaring the opening of Taco Bell, listing the other's phone number as a contact for employment. Only the disappointment of residents of the 6200 pop town, salivating for the opportunity to enjoy cheap Mexican food, and 400 miles from the nearest Taco Bell were sorely disappointed. When taco bell execs catch word of the gag and, not to waste a great PR opportunity, they flew a taco truck by helicopter with ingredients for 10000 tacos.
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-taco-bell-alaska-20120703,0,4812897.story


Now I was thinking "great stunt", nothing more; until I came across this other airborne taco delivery plan shut down by the Feds.
[QUOTE]The Internet is going wild for Tacocopter (http://Tacocopter.com/), perhaps the next great startup out of Silicon Valley, which boasts a business plan that combines four of the most prominent touchstones of modern America: tacos, helicopters, robots and laziness.

Indeed, the concept behind Tacocopter is very simple, and very American: You order tacos on your smartphone and also beam in your GPS location information. Your order -- and your location -- are transmitted to an unmanned drone helicopter (grounded, near the kitchen where the tacos are made), and the tacocopter is then sent out with your food to find you and deliver your tacos to wherever you're standing....[\QUOTE]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/03/23/tacocopter-startup-delivers-tacos-by-unmanned-drone-helicopter_n_1375842.html

Except, no can do.

Oh come on... put a licence plate on it, so we know who to sue if it does crash and hurt somebody.

It sounds freaking awesome! i want taco's sent to me like i'm part of the Jetsons!