A pair of 20-year old German twins who call themselves “The Real Life Guys” have built a passenger drone out of a bathtub.
It’s not the first crazy thing the You-Tube team has built – or even the first thing they’ve built from a bathtub. There’s the bathtub submarine, for example (which apparently leaks a bit. Or may even have imploded.) There’s “the world’s smallest hot air balloon.” And “the human drone.” (Think of an Icarus-like creation with a human being acting as the body of the drone.)
But in either a cleverly faked video or a real life demo, somehow they appear to have gotten an actual bathtub with someone inside of it to fly. It’s not a great idea, perhaps, or one that will solve the world’s Urban Air Mobility issues. But it is an idea that shows how much is possible with drones – and how once the idea of unmanned vehicles becomes commonly accepted, there is no limit to what people may think of next.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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