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Quadcopter Car-ette

(Formerly carlet, née car-lette) for the aerial view in traffic, parking, navigation etc.
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This is a roof design for a car that allows a quadcopter to take off and land easily in a chutte-cave ob the roof of the car. The quadcopter could be launched in traffic or when parking or when real-time navigational assistance is needed. The quad copter would have a camera that would send video to the dash/windshield of the car.
JesusHChrist, Nov 12 2013

Diminutive http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminutive
[JesusHChrist, Nov 13 2013]

80 kM/h (50 MPH) quadcopter http://www.youtube....watch?v=p31KdbTjstg
video [CraigD, Nov 16 2013]

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       Needs IR/night vision - a must for mobile peeping toms. Just park up and go browse round bedroom windows ...   

       Auto-return and land on low battery detect would be very useful.   

       Controls and monitor visible/operable only from the passenger seat.   

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8th of 7, Nov 12 2013
  

       " The quadcopter could be launched in traffic "   

       I'll be running over crushed copter pieces all day long...
normzone, Nov 12 2013
  

       Or would that be car-ette? (Link)
JesusHChrist, Nov 13 2013
  

       (+) but I can see these things hanging from power lines all over town... also many over-pass cyclists spazzing into traffic trying to dodge the odd motorized bullwhip.   

       Other than that it should come standard.   

       My first thought was that quadcopters are so slow one would have a hard time making it back to the car if traffic speed increased, but I saw a video of one keeping up with a car at 80 km/hr.   

       Landing one in its "cave" at speed could be trouble, though. Perhaps the system could have a big catch- net?
CraigD, Nov 16 2013
  
      
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