Something's been missing from your life. That something is a four-rotor flying gadget in the shape of a hot dog that also delivers a bunned-up wiener into your waiting arms. Oscar Mayer's latest bizarre publicity-stunt-meets-hot-dog-vehicle is the WienerDrone, which it describes as "the first unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft designed for remote location delivery."
The WienerDrone looks like a scaled-down version of the infamous Wienermobile, a hot-dog shaped automobile. It's 24 inches (61 centimeters) long, can ascend at a speed of 13 feet (4 meters) per second, has a 1-mile (1.6 kilometer) range and can last for 15 minutes in the air. Despite its physical prowess, it's only designed to carry one hot dog at a time.
The oddball drone holds the hot dog in a cardboard box, securing it with a net on its belly. That net can release on demand, sending the hot dog on a daring journey through the air to a waiting person. It will get its public debut on July 4 at a special event in (where else?) Weiner, Arkansas.
The WienerDrone represents a new step in remote-controlled hot-dog deliveries after the unveiling of the all-terrain Domino's flying pizza tests and . It's raining hot dogs. Hallelujah!delivery vehicle in 2015. It also falls into line with other takes on food delivery by drone, including