#2251: WingSpam

Aerial robots (uavs, drones) are appearing everywhere.

These range in size from the insectoid to those bigger than a light aircraft. Today’s invention is an underwing module for one of these huge automata.

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This consists of a pod which could comfortably contain a person, enabling someone with special skills, but no flying knowledge, to be taken to or collected from a remote location.

The uav would be flown by a distant, ground-based pilot, as usual, but they could minimise any risk by limiting the number of airborne people to one.

Such a module could also be used to accommodate a human observer when tv imagery is insufficiently clear or smooth. It might even have room for a parachute so that the occupant could make a quiet descent, if engaged in some covert operation.