Skip to main content

Domino's UK Uses RC Helicopter to Deliver Pizza

Pizza delivery isn't exactly an exciting job but Domino's UK is hoping to spice things up a bit with its latest method. Surely more fun than driving the pizza to your door, the pizza maker is delivering pizza via its new Domicopter.

 

The video below was recently posted to Domino's UK's YouTube channel and shows a drone carrying a Domino's pizza delivery bag presumably filled with a pizza payload. While Domino's offers little in the way of information as to why it would need to deliver pizza via drone, it's good to know such a thing is possible (even if it is only a publicity stunt). You'd also probably have to pay in advance for your pizza, as we imagine drones aren't great with credit card machines or dishing out change.

The video follows news that a store in Lehi, Utah, USA, is live streaming pizza making via a website dubbed 'Domino's Live.' The website offers user the chance to watch their order being made thanks to five cameras placed around the kitchen, including one next to the oven.

  • nino_z
    Pff how awesome is this?! I would love to order one like that!
    Reply
  • tomc100
    Having own several rc helicopters, I'd say that this is impossible unless Dominos uses military drones that uses satellite gps navigation which means each drone would have to cost tens of millions of dollars. Most rc helicopters don't have that type of range and can't carry that much weight without being affected by even the slightest bit of wind. The only way this would work is if you lived about 100 yards away from a Domino's Pizza store.
    Reply
  • dalmvern
    That is hilarious, I would have liked to see someone fishing in that canal/pond that the Domicopter was flying over...look up with a puzzled look on their face. That would be a crazy sight to see.
    Reply
  • FLanighan
    If I had a stinger missile I would shoot it down to get some free pizza
    Reply
  • groundrat
    Unfortunately our homeland security laws will shut this down in the US before it gets started.
    Reply
  • jdlobb
    I love this idea, I'd much rather deal with a drone than the overweight acne scarred teenager in the primer colored 89 Civic that usually delivers my Medium 2-Topping Handmade Pan Pizza.
    Reply
  • jkflipflop98
    10917566 said:
    Having own several rc helicopters, I'd say that this is impossible unless Dominos uses military drones that uses satellite gps navigation which means each drone would have to cost tens of millions of dollars. Most rc helicopters don't have that type of range and can't carry that much weight without being affected by even the slightest bit of wind. The only way this would work is if you lived about 100 yards away from a Domino's Pizza store.

    Wow dude. You're beyond clueless.
    Reply
  • Max Collodi
    They're using a German MikroKopter Okto designed primarily for aerial photography. It certainly could be used to deliver a pizza. However, I don't think that's what the manufacturer had in mind. Airtime would largely depend on the number of toppings you order.
    Reply
  • mobrocket
    fat asses everyone rejoice as they will get their daily pizza 5 minutes sooner
    Reply
  • ram1009
    Of course this is a publicity stunt. There are few obstacles to stealing the heli. It's worth many times the cost of the pizza.
    Reply