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A Car Washing Drone – Really?

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Drones

Drones have become the center of attention nowadays and everyone wants to own one. You must know at least someone in your social circle who owns a quadcopter.

What exactly is a drone?

Any form of unmanned technology that can fly and be controlled using a remote is termed as a drone.

The Rules

Owning a drone is one thing and operating it efficiently and carefully, is a completely different topic. With the increasing number of people owning domestic drones, the government has taken into account that this might have certain threats as well. There are some rules to flying drones in countries like the United Kingdom. These rules include things like;

  1. The drone shouldn’t be higher than 122m (400ft).
  2. The drone must be in line-of-sight all of the time, and should not be further than 500m away from the pilot.

With the drones being used by the military, a number of photographers for their aerial shots, for the purposes of sports coverage and even being considered by home-delivery businesses to deliver parcels to homes or offices.  We have heard about another use for the drone recently. Any guesses?

A Car Washing Drone?

Have you ever thought about owning a car washing drone? I certainly haven’t. If you fee like this is something you’ve gotta try then here are the steps to wash your car using a drone. They seem pretty tedious even while reading.

  1. First, you need to Fasten a U-bolt to a hose.
  2. After that, bolt a hook to the drone mount.
  3. Once you are done with that, the next step is to mount the hook to the drone.
  4. Hook hose to drone and let it fly.
  5. Move the drone to wash your car and let the water flow on the car. It seems to work, apparently.
  6. Now, it’s time to get the drone and the hose down. Let the drone land safely.
  7. Finally, it’s time to dry off the car.

Observation

I think that there are certain constraints here with a car washing drone. The first being the fact that the direction of the water can’t really be handled as effectively as you would handle it with your own hands. In that case, you could let the water hit the areas that need the most attention. Secondly, the tires can’t be washed properly, as the water is simply flowing from the top of the car to the ground. You cannot pay attention to the dirt or the muddy areas on the tires. Thirdly, the drone is carrying the hose that is going to move around different areas of your house, it would make them flooded. Lastly, a lot of water gets wasted in this process. Which I think is unnecessary.

See For Yourself

If you are a SUPER lazy person, you might like this idea, and you may want somebody to take care of all the mounting and unmounting.  If you’re thinking I just made this up, check out this video on Mashable.

http://mashable.com/2016/10/28/this-drone-can-wash-your-car/#ef5S.ZXiAaqG


Author: Ayesha Siddique is a mechanical engineering student currently in her junior year. She has an obsession for automobiles and makeup.
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