back to article Scoff ye not: Chap carves crunchy carrot-copter

We're obliged to Gary Mortimer of sUAS News for flagging up an entertaining piece of tomfoolery in the form of a quadcopter hewn from vegetables - the entirely convincing "Carrotcopter". The Carrotcopter Sadly, there's no information on the avionics, or indeed the variety of carrot used to create this magnificent flying …

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  1. king of foo

    Eh,

    what's up, doc?

    1. Neil Barnes Silver badge
      Black Helicopters

      Re: Eh,

      Damnit, too slow. Have a carrot!

  2. spudmasterflex

    Whole new meaning

    Of UAV

    Unmanned aerial vegetable

  3. Stoneshop Silver badge

    you may have time to eat most of the evidence before the cuffs go on

    That's why you use a frozen lamb chop to bash someone's skull in.

    1. Cliff

      Re: you may have time to eat most of the evidence before the cuffs go on

      "Lamb to the slaughter", Roald Dahl short story - he's great.

    2. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: you may have time to eat most of the evidence before the cuffs go on

      So I the lambs have stopped screaming, Clarice?

  4. Cliff

    Some gag about software Bugs

    That's all.

    1. John Bailey

      Re: Some gag about software Bugs

      Or a whole new meaning for carrot fly?

      1. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge
        Childcatcher

        Re: Some gag about software Bugs

        Sounds a bit Daffy to me.

  5. Steven Davison

    @ Cliff : I remember reading that story as a kid, but I don't recall it being a Roald Dahl story... interesting. :)

    1. big_D Silver badge

      I read it at school. It is definitely Roald Dahl.

  6. M7S

    When do vegetables finally die....

    ....and could this be thought of as a new class of cyborg?

    (Presumably with "see in the dark" capabilities)

  7. Message From A Self-Destructing Turnip

    Wheeeeeeeee..... there's a great view from up here.... oh damn...

    batteries...byeeeeeee...

  8. RobDog

    Drone/quad/UAV - please use in context

    This isn't a UAV, as most quads aren't. I am a quad enthusiast, not a UAV builder, and not everyone who builds quads wants to strap an Arduino & GPS to it and have it fly away to A then B then C under it's own control...most of us build a quadcopter then fly it ourselves...at which point it is just another hoverable RC aircraft.

    So please - don't get all Daily Fail and mix up your terms and frighten people...

  9. Stu

    From what I could tell, this is an 'off the shelf' Hubsan X4 stripped down to the PCB, shoved in a carrot frame, and, to my amazement, still flew with those crappy one or two inch propellers! And was that super glue sticking the carrot bits together!? :-)

    .

    Next trick, buy the bits from the far east - custom flight controller, four electronic speed controllers, four brushless DC motors, a 3S battery, and four medium sized props. Reflash ESCs with SimonK firmware, upgrade flash on custom flight controller. Pop down to the market and get, I dunno, a few sticks of celery, make a somewhat more impressive veggie based flying machine.

    GO...GO...GO!

    1. Andy Gates

      If I were a betting man, I'd say he pranged his X4 (quadcopters being crashing machines that sometimes fly) and rather than faff with repairs, got wonderfully silly.

      It's a pity cruciferous veg aren't more cruciform or we could crew up the Sprout Patrol...

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's not really green yet ..

    Call me if they manage to power it using some lemons or apples with electrodes..

    1. Martin Budden
      Coat

      Re: It's not really green yet ..

      Definitely not green: it's clearly a bright orange colour.

  11. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Weaponize it

    Air droppable tomatoes. I see a great need.

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