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Small Dog Drone

That's [Small Dog] Drone, not Small [Dog Drone]
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A couple of preliminary axioms:

(1) Small dogs are stupid.
(2) To whatever extent they are not stupid, they use their intelligence to figure out new stupid things to do (see Axiom 1).
(3) Drones.

From these axioms, MaxCo. is somewhat proud to have produced the Small Dog Drone. With a lifting capacity of 4kg and a battery life of about 10 minutes, the SDD simply straps to the back of your Small Dog. The rotors do stick out a bit, but they are shrouded and hence protected from damage and entanglement.

You may now let your Small Dog off lead, whereupon it will invariably pelt off into long grass after something it has imagined, vanishing from view and revealed only by the swishing of grass-tops several hundred yards away.

Once you are bored of yelling "GET THE FUCK BACK HERE RIGHT NOW!" at the top of your lungs, simply open the app on your mobile telephone and press "HOME". Small Dog will then levitate out of the distant grass and travel back to you* in a straight line. Once it has reached you, the SDD will hover about 3ft off the ground, allowing you to re-attach the lead to prevent a recurrence.

[If "ShitZu" mode is engaged, it will travel to someone else instead.]

MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 17 2019

Flying Monkeys Flying_20monkeys
Prior Art [8th of 7, Jul 17 2019]

Kind of samey, if you squint in a dark room Ekranoplanes_20for_20short-legged_20dogs
[not_morrison_rm, Jul 17 2019]

WIFRT... https://www.gizmodo...d-up-living-humans/
I hoped it would be more like this. [neutrinos_shadow, Jul 18 2019]


       We'll take ten crates as a first order. Where should we send the payment ?
8th of 7, Jul 17 2019

       Just to the usual place. 20s and 50s only, non-consecutive bills. Your delivery will be marked "Trakter Partz" as you requested.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 17 2019

       I can envisage a new event a Crufts.
xenzag, Jul 17 2019

       What happens if the Jack Russel in question is 17ft into a rabbit hole? Rotor clearance might be an issue, or a rabbit might get shredded.   

       Alternatively, the same Jack Russell might have found a 9ft tree limb to clamp its jaws on. The drone would pull, and the dog would clamp harder, but ultimately the drone-dog- tree limb combo would be significantly over weight.
bs0u0155, Jul 17 2019

       sp: Shih Tzu   

       ...after the Giddy Monk who Loves Everybody equally, regardless of race, creed, colour, family affiliation--except for treats. Treats trump all allegiances.
Sgt Teacup, Jul 18 2019

       I thought this was going to be a device which would actually let the rat-lings the rest of my family insist on calling dogs do something useful by being able to direct the flight path of their own drone with body movements.   


       // a rabbit might get shredded //   

       If a JR is involved, shredded rabbit is a certainty. Any sort of terrier presented with a rodent is pretty much the definition of blood-lust, but a JR is death on a blur of legs.
8th of 7, Jul 18 2019

       Allow a directional mechanism to be attached to the small dog head, and it shall have wings of its own. Flying dogs, what's not to like?   

       It could also be adapted for fishbowls.
tatterdemalion, Jul 18 2019

       I don't think there'd be a big market for allowing goldfish to retrieve small dogs, but I could be wrong. I don't know many goldfish.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 18 2019

       What about your Great-Aunt Bolognesa ? The one with the scaly skin, that lives in the guest aquarium in the Nor'Nor-East wing ?
8th of 7, Jul 18 2019

       She's only an Associate Great-Aunt. She got the position because we get a rebate for her under the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Once we're out, so's she.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 18 2019

       //I don't know many goldfish.// How odd, as you're quite celeb with the school of local goldfish here.
xenzag, Jul 18 2019

       Yes, but that was three minutes ago.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 18 2019


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