Burrito Bomber UAV delivers food to the hungry


Fast food delivery is not something new, and has been around for quite some time already, ensuring that gamers who are glued to the front of their TVs will be able to receive the right kind of sustenance, while they continue on their quest to complete whatever game that has gotten them engrossed until now. Well, most of the food that is delivered to the doorstep is done on a two wheeler simply because it is far easier to get around town on a motorbike compared to a car. Of course, if you were to fly, things would be far easier, wouldn’t it? This is where the Burrito Bomber comes in, where a flying drone gets the job done instead.

The Burrito Bomber is made possible thanks to a team of designers over at Darwin Aerospace, where this particular UAV has been specially outfitted with a release mechanism and autopilot controls, allowing it to take food orders as well as air drop them at a person’s location in a matter of minutes. Needless to say, you will need to factor in the amount of time required to prepare the food that has been ordered as well.

The UAV of choice would be the Skywalker X-8 FPV/UAV Flying Wing (how apt for the name, does it require one to have a certain amount of midi-chlorians to work it?) for its frame, while the group built a delivery mechanism out of a Quantum RTR Bomb System that has a canister built from a 3-inch diameter mailing tube, in addition to some custom 3D printed parts. All navigation will be handled by an ArduPilot control system, where the developers had already pre-programmed waypoints for the drone to follow on autopilot, or for more fun (and perhaps an increase in the percentage of accidents), one can manually control the aircraft thanks to the video feed from a built-in camera. Definitely a big boy’s toy, this.


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