Need a burrito in a hurry? Yeah, we understand. Fortunately, so do the clever people at Darwin Aerospace. They're using a SkyWalker X8 Flying Wing airframe
and Ardupilot to deliver the food you crave in a timely manner with an emphasis on theatrics.
Here's how the Burrito Bomber works, according to the team:
1. You connect to the Burrito Bomber web-app (built in Flask) and order a burrito. Your smartphone sends your current location to our server, which generates a waypoint file compatible with the drone's autopilot.
2. We upload the waypoint file to the drone and load your burrito in to our custom made Burrito Delivery Tube.
3. The drone flies to your location and releases the Burrito Delivery Tube. The burrito parachutes down to you, the drone flies itself home, and you enjoy your carne asada.
We built Burrito Bomber using a handful of open source projects and some new bits we created ourselves. All the code and 3D models we created for Burrito Bomber are on our GitHub page so you can build one too!
Your burrito is delivered with help from a Quantum RTR Bomb System, a 3" diameter mailing tube and 3D printed parts. The plane can also be controlled manually with a Futaba 9C controller and EzUHF transmitter.
Sadly, current FAA regulations keep Burrito Bomber from being used commercially. But we know one thing: We want burritos and we want them now.