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Fix potholes in road with drone?

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Yea, if the pot hole is quarter inch deep and 3 inches in dia!
What a joke.
 
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State of the roads here, would take 100 years to fix them. And would you get a pothole with 4 drones looking at it, like workman do, how many to change a lightbulb as they say.
 
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The extruder print head looks a lot like the print head for the Tiko 3d printer that was a rather spectacular implosion on Kickstarter awhile back.

This is going to go the same way. It takes a road crew about 45 seconds to fill a pothole. Maybe a minute and a half if they're using a roller. They don't even close the road to do it. Solution in search of a problem.
 
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I kinda hope they do it. I mean, it'll be a flop, but they'll have to research new battery technology to be able to get useful flight time out of a drone that's carrying a running 3d printer around... Apply that technology to our Typhoons and we'll be able to fly for like, 3 hours on a charge. ;)
 
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Does that mean we are going to see drones on the side of the road holding up shovels hours on end ?
If that were the case the end result would still be better than what we currently have.

The multirotors would not have a state collective bargaining agreement that provided them more in hourly wage, vacation, and medical insurance that far exceeds what the general public can obtain. In fact, there would be no need for salaries and benefit packages at all.

The would not have a government PERS retirement agreement that over burdened state taxpayers by billions of $ every year, a retirement where they ended up receiving more in retirement income than the salaries they earned when they were “working” as their retirement compensation base would not rise with each new collective bargaining agreement. Being unable to move between government agencies they would not be able to double and triple dip retirement agreements between state, county, and federal benefit programs.

Being “at will” employees they could be fired for whatever reason without having to go through years of policy compliance reviews while on paid suspension.

So even if they did nothing but hold up a shovel they would be far cheaper in providing the same lack of performance we pay for now. In fact, we night finally experience true value for the money spent as their up front cost would be little and long term cost pretty much nothing, where the latter aligns with the value received from most government employees.
 
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In Connecticut on state roads they actually don’t even stop to fill them
Special equipment with sensors see the hole and fills it from the rear of the truck with some special fast drying mixture and the vehicle in back of it compresses it. I guess it’s better than bent rims and bad wheel alignments
 
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In Connecticut on state roads they actually don’t even stop to fill them
Special equipment with sensors see the hole and fills it from the rear of the truck with some special fast drying mixture and the vehicle in back of it compresses it. I guess it’s better than bent rims and bad wheel alignments
Long winded process here, a guy comes and spray paints the hole, depending on size, if he sprays around the hole and then an X through it, it has to be repaired in 24 hours, if it's just a line around the hole, then it can take a month to repair. By a seperate crew.
 

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