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Guy Flies Drone Through KFC’s Drive-Thru To Order And It Actually Worked [WATCH]

Drones are known to be great for photography and even delivery, but now they can also be great for hitting up the drive-thru.

Ollie Mason-Clarke of Auckland, New Zealand had a nice lunch at the park, but his food delivery method wasn’t like any you’ve seen before, as he used a drone to to make his way to a KFC drive-thru, put in the order and, and have the food airmailed back to him.

“I’m a bit of a KFC fan (obviously haha),” Mason-Clarke, AKA The King of Cheat Meals said. “Basically sitting in a drive-thru one day I was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if someone flew a drone through a drive-thru?'”

With a love for fried chicken and a dream of having a drone bring it to him, Ollie teamed up with Visualise Media, attached a nice letter on the drone, and shot his shot.

Once the drone reached the New Zealand KFC, the workers were a little confused, but took the note, had a good laugh, and followed through.

The order on the card was for two of KFC’s Snack Boxes, and instructions to clip the food back onto the drone.

An employee attached the food to the drone, and it was on its way to Ollie and Sarah Collier, AKA The Queen of Cheat Meals, for their glorious drone-delivered lunch.

“We did talk to the employees afterwards, and they were having a good laugh about it,” Mason-Clarke said. “It was definitely a first for them.”

This is something I think we can all get behind, as it pretty much eliminates all human interaction to get your food. Also, if you leave the window open in your room, you technically wouldn’t even have to get out of bed to get your food. This is truly what drones were meant for.

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Farming with Drones the Next Biggest U.S. Robot Market?

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Farmers are looking into the possibility of utilizing plane drones to spray crops, scan soil patterns and perform other tasks on American farms.

As the country’s contentious use of drones continues, the Department of Defense moves on to newer UAV models and the question of what to do with older versions arises. While NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly stated that the NYPD is exploring the option of drones, major farming companies have also shown an interest.

“A manned crop sprayer is flying 10 feet above his crops — how accurate is it? Any crop you spray that isn’t on your farm you have to pay for, and a remote-controlled ‘copter can be very precise,” says Chris Mailey, vice president of the drone promotion organization named AUVSI. “Spraying, watering — there’s a whole market for precision agriculture, and when you put that cost-benefit together, farmers will buy [drones].”

The possibility of drone farm use will inevitably depend on how manufacturers of these unmanned robots tailor pricing for farmers, the latter who have a laundry list of other expensive equipment needed to maintain their crops.

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