Friday, April 4, 2014

Filing Cabinet Friday: More (Wild) Drone Stories

It's been a while since Amazon fessed up that they were planning to develop a fleet of delivery drones. So what'ya say we dig through the filing cabinet and see if there have been any other equally wild drone stories in the time since? Undoubtedly - you know the answer before this gets going:  

XXXL Transformer -  A truck that's a helicopter, and a helicopter that's a truck - it's a crazy mixed up world when reality mimics a toy.  Better yet, in March the "Big and Tall Man" version was joined by a "Mini-Me" that can be used for disaster relief. Developments that could only take place in California:

(Popular Science, January 10, 2014)

Parched CheeseHead - Growing up in Wisconsin, a restock of my beer locker would be a high priority when it comes to disaster relief items appropriate for drone delivery. However, apparently there is no sense of humor in my adopted state of Minnesota:

Video Direct Link: Lakemaid Beer Delivery Drone
(CNN, February 3, 2014)

Pedal Power - Meanwhile, over in Michigan, it looks like flowers are entitled to heavenly delivery. A situation which is not entirely unexpected in the state that has the high flying apple blossom as its state flower:

(CBS News Detroit, March 10, 2014)

They Didn't Say Anything About Fishing!OK, so you can't use a drone for hunting in Alaska. But, does that mean it's also illegal to troll for bears?:

(Anchorage Daily News, March 23, 2014)

Titanic Improvement - Looks like our friends to the North are serious about icebergs. So much so that using a drone to hunt them - is legal!:

Video Direct LinkFednav Drones

(Fednav News Release, March 25, 2014)

Wishing You a High Flying, But Safe and Enjoyable Weekend!

XXXL Transformer: Advance Tactics 

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