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Wonderfully pointless video demonstrates how to cook Thanksgiving dinner using a drone

Wonderfully pointless video de...
I can't find these egg beater attachments in the accessory store for Autel's X-Star Premium
I can't find these egg beater attachments in the accessory store for Autel's X-Star Premium
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The high propeller tip speed of Autel's X-Star Premium means excellent carrot chopping
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The high propeller tip speed of Autel's X-Star Premium means excellent carrot chopping
Parsley? No match for the X-Star premium
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Parsley? No match for the X-Star premium
I can't find these egg beater attachments in the accessory store for Autel's X-Star Premium
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I can't find these egg beater attachments in the accessory store for Autel's X-Star Premium
Autel Robotic's "ap-peeling" X-Star Premium drone
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Autel Robotic's "ap-peeling" X-Star Premium drone
Autel's X-Star Premium is a 4K camera drone that can help out with the cooking
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Autel's X-Star Premium is a 4K camera drone that can help out with the cooking

Did your Thanksgiving dinner turn out a bit bland? Not quite up to code? Maybe it's all in the technique. Drone manufacturer Autel Robotics has a helpful video that shows how a quadcopter can double as an excellent multi-function kitchen tool that peels, slices, dices, fries, mixes and butters your buns, so to speak, as long as you don't mind your kitchen getting a touch messy.

The drone in question is Autel's X-Star Premium, a decent enough looking 4K camera quad that's probably best described as a Phantom with fewer bells and whistles.

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With a 25-minute max flight time and dual GPS with visual position hold, as well as a gimbal-stabilized 4K video camera and 1.2 mile (1.9 km) control range while streaming 720p back to your phone or tablet, it looks like a simple and solid aerial camera that would do 95 percent of what most pilots need for a decent price of US$699.

I'm gonna be honest though and say it doesn't look like much help as a sous chef but make up your own mind from the video below.

Source: Autel Robotics

HOW TO COOK WITH A DRONE

1 comment
JasonButterworth
I like the fact that at the end of this pointless exercise it does say the drone is not so great for cooking. However I have to point out that this also highlights how dangerous those blades can be if this beast crashes into a school playground at rush hour. If they can cut carrots, think how much damage they can do to a small childs face. I think all drones currently being sold ought to have ducted blades to protect from facial and other bodily injury.