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Novel Material for Drone Construction

12/02/2015 1:12 PM

How about a biodegradable drone? This article caught my eye in part because the technology used to produce the drone chassis is being pioneered by Ecovative Design here in NY's capital region. Ecovative's first product was a material to use for insulation. The idea of using mushroom "roots" for anything at all is mind-boggling. The idea of crafting a biodegradable drone (or at least the housing thereof) ... what a testament to human ingenuity.

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12/02/2015 1:24 PM

Maybe a hemp drone is just around the corner....?

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12/02/2015 2:06 PM

How do you guys KNOW about this stuff? Hemp-powered cars? I'm impressed at your breadth and depth of knowledge.

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12/02/2015 2:44 PM

Leave no stone unturned...

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12/02/2015 7:27 PM

Leave no turn unstoned? Huh?

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12/02/2015 2:59 PM

From old movies

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12/02/2015 7:42 PM

Don't let him fool you. SolarEagle was probably on the design team! ;)

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12/03/2015 9:45 AM

Dont laugh. When i moved into a farmhouse in Iowa many years ago my wife came in the house and stated that there was hemp growing all over the lawn, and their was.

Come to find out it was used to produce hemp rope during WW2 and it was still growing.

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12/02/2015 3:27 PM

Or you could train a falcon and tie a camera around its neck...that would be biodegradable...

http://petapixel.com/2012/10/07/tiny-cameras-mounted-to-birds-capture-what-life-is-like-with-wings/

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12/02/2015 3:38 PM

Ah, but would the falcon let go of that package caught in its talons ?

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12/02/2015 3:45 PM

Eventually...

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12/03/2015 5:53 AM

So, you really want something that's designed to degrade and fall apart flying over your head?

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12/03/2015 8:31 AM

Not the way I expected this discussion to go, but I'm enjoying each post. You guys could be the next Monty Python team if you got together in one place. Or maybe all of you together in one place is more than the planet could handle?

Good point about a drone that could biodegrade right on top of your head.

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12/03/2015 8:46 AM
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