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Man uses quad-copter to pull sons loose tooth quick and painlessly

Quad-Copters are useful for a lot of task not suited to manned flights, but now it appears that they can double as dentist as well.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Mar 26 2014 2:52 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Quad-copters are being used these days for everything from aerial footage of disasters, to amazing footage from inside an active volcano eruption. Today I came across a video that takes quad-copters to an entirely new level of usefulness. In the video seen below, a father is seen attaching a string to his young son's loose tooth, and then uses a quad-copter to yank the tooth right out of the kids head. I am not exactly sure if this is exciting, or terrifying, but it does make for a damned good story to tell.

Some people are calling this story a hoax, but I think it is quite real. Quad-copters of the size seen in the video are capable of lifting their own weight plus the weight of a camera setup, so I am sure this one has enough lift to yank an ill-fated tooth out of the child's mouth. I am in the process of building my own quad-copter and when finished, it should be able to lift a DSLR, Lens, and GoPro camera with ease, so something like a very loose tooth should be no issue. Do you think that multi-rotor aircraft are a viable replacement for dentist? Let us know in the comments.

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The quad-copter seen in the video appears to be a DJI Phantom 2 Vision FPV, that features gimble mount for a GoPro camera for FPV video recording, so it should have more than enough lift to remove the tooth with ease. Judging by the $1200 price tag, a trip to the dentist or even a pair of pliers wrapped in a towel would have been a far cheaper solution, but where is the fun in that?

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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