FAA grounds plan to deliver 12-packs by drone

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It is OK to snoop and blow people up but no beer deliveries.


    The idea seemed ingenious: Delivering 12-packs of beer to the cold, windswept surfaces of popular ice fishing lakes — using a drone.

    Lakemaid Beer president Jack Supple brewed up a plan this winter to quench the beer thirst of ice fishers on central Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs, with retailers taking orders using GPS coordinates.

    He and his colleagues rented a drone, tested the idea on Lake Waconia and then put up a video. Set to cheery music, it featured a six-bladed unmanned craft gliding over fish houses and gently setting a box of Frosty Winter Lager on a snowy lake.

    Beer buzz? FAA grounds plan to deliver 12-packs by drone | Star Tribune

  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    The video was a stroke of advertising genius. An awesome idea crushed by the government....
    Just a common theme around these parts now days..... if it does not benefit one of the lib donor's, the G-men will stomp on the neck of the businessman trying to earn a buck. maddd
  3. Wheelsucker

    Wheelsucker Out of Airspeed, Altitude & Ideas

    I was always taught 8hrs bottle to throttle.... Somehow Amazon will manage it though.. I'll order packages from them and get some 12ga practice, after delivery of course.
  4. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I am impressed by the lifting capacity of the drone. If you put a larger battery and a video camera with a wireless link you would have your own eye in the sky for your AO.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    It didn't lift a full 12er, so it says. However, ---
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Bambi thumpers are already using them to harass hunters.:mad:
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