Burrito Bomber -- the world's first airborne mexican delivery system

by darwinaerospace | December 7, 2012 | (21 Ratings) Posted in Just Fun

Earlier this year, the world was brought to its knees when it was cruelly teased with the promise of tasty Mexican treats being delivered via quadcopter. We believe everyone deserves carne asada when they want it and so today, we make that dream a reality.


The airframe is a SkyWalker X8 we ordered from HobbyKing.com. The plane uses Ardupilot to navigate the skies. The Burrito release mechanism is the combination of a Quantum RTR Bomb System, a 3" diameter mailing tube, and some 3D printed parts we designed in-house. The plane is controllable either manually via live video transmitted from the plane or autonomously using the Ardupilot autopilot. We use a Futaba 9C controller and EzUHF transmitter to manually control the plane. Check out the parts list for further details.





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RC Air Training Command on December 11, 2012
YES!!!
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darwinaerospace on December 10, 2012
Thanks! Glad you like it FlyingDoctor.
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darwinaerospace on December 10, 2012
Thanks Ben!
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darwinaerospace on December 10, 2012
Yes. We are limited in payload weight though. :D
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Carmatious on December 11, 2012
So how do you guys deliver to apartments? Or to ISS?
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darwinaerospace on December 13, 2012
Apartments maybe later. ISS is higher on the list. SPACE!
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FlyingDoctor on December 10, 2012
Hilarious Video!! 5 stars for bringing the world a new and much needed technology! Love it!
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darwinaerospace on December 10, 2012
Thanks Jake!
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casehatter on December 11, 2012
15 mins. or less or it's free. Great job man and cool...


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earthsciteach on December 10, 2012
Can I get mine with extra guacamole?
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StoneBlueAirlines on December 11, 2012
You guys had me at burrito.
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Benn Gunn on December 10, 2012
cool stuff guys
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Jake Wells on December 10, 2012
5 stars for being RAD!
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Carmatious on December 13, 2012
For some reason I can't rate this but if I could it'd be 5 stars. Oh and by the way I think you guys could make the capsule like a gliding bomb then you guys may have more accuracy and possibly no parachute. But the wings have to be folded in like a normal bomb. I should try this out myself someday.
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