PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The use of drone aircraft by the military is controversial in some sectors. How about the use of drone aircraft by civilians? Say a dry cleaners, for example.
In Philadelphia, a remote-controlled drone ferries the shirt across the sky on a delivery run to a nearby customer.
The laundry owner says he is trying to attract a young clientele at his shop.
So, he converted a quadracopter, designed for taking aerial photography, into a dry cleaning delivery machine.
It takes two people, a spotter and a pilot, to complete a delivery.
It is, of course, completely impractical.
The drone is limited in how far it can go, must be delivered in one trip, and it takes a spotter and pilot to fly the device, but they do get attention, which is the point of the whole exercise.