Oscar Mayer takes hot dogs to the skies, with the WienerDrone
The hot dog-shaped Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is undoubtedly one of the most well-known promotional vehicles of all time. There's also a Mini-based WienerMini, along with an even smaller unmanned WienerRover – who knew? Now, in order to promote its new line of wieners, the company is introducing the WienerDrone.
Reportedly "designed for remote location delivery" (take that with a gram of sodium), the remotely-controlled quadcopter can carry a single hot dog in a cargo net in its undercarriage, then release it to drop down to a recipient.
Measuring 24 inches long by 15 inches wide (610 by 381 mm), it can reach a maximum altitude of 1,200 feet (366 m), ascending at a rate of 13 feet (4 m) per second. It has a flight time of 15 minutes when carrying a hot dog, or 20 minutes if "unladen."
Perhaps not surprisingly, this isn't the first food-delivering drone we've seen. Domino's is looking at using them to deliver pizzas, while both Darwin Aerospace and Google have used them to drop burritos.
You can see the Wienerdrone in action, starting at the 1:20 mark in the video below.