Dayton Griffin: What do you think guys? Should I try my hand at one of these?
paul E: That has without a doubt got to be the scariest thing I've seen!!!!!!!.
SleepEat3D: That is NOT a drone that IS a quad copter a radio controlled glorified
TOY that has got the same range as a radio controlled model plane a DRONE
is an autonomic craft that can think and make decisions for itself these
are platforms for aerial photography nothing more that is not a hand gun
neither it is a BB gun a hand gun would be useless on one of these as the
recoil would upset the flight controller to much and you would need a much
larger heavier version with collective pitch control.
Delta Dagger: that is entirely incorrect sleepeat. The term drone actually came about
from early unmanned vehicles that were used for target training purposes.
Their characteristic sound cause people to call them drones. Over time this
has become a popular term. Part of it also has to do with the fact that
these are a bit vehicles do we tedious jobs which is also akin to the
drones in the insect hive. a unmanned vehicle does not have to be
autonomous to be considered a drone. Some of the early pilotless vehicles
used for reconnaissance, most notably those manufactured by Ryan, were
entirely autonomous driven by a rather simple barometric altitude timer
system. These were referred to as drones and they could also be remotely
piloted. The method of control is independent of the term. You are also
somewhat incorrect on the recoil affecting the drones flight adversely. It
would be possible to program into the stabilization system a series of
flight control commands that would be initiated prior to and after firing.
There is a fundamental limit to the size of the firearm you could put on
any particular vehicle but given the very advanced stabilization schemes
available it would be more than possible for a drone capable of carrying
the weight also handle the recoil. I should also note that multi-rotor
systems to not have to have collective since they are able to very the
engine thrust into batter that would be very similar to adjust to the
collective of the rotor. Personally I've not seen any commercially
available multi-rotor drones that even offer collective as a possibility
for the rotors. That would be extremely expensive and be ridiculously
complex. A single or dual rotor system is fine but if you get to 4 to 6
euros looking at a drone that would cost many tens of thousands of dollars.
I should also note that when it comes to classification of a drone there is
far more wiggle room that I even alluded to. Some Israeli company came up
with a quad copter that has a tether running down to the operator.
Technically speaking it is not classified as a drone because it is a
capable of true free flight. A kite that has video cameras on it has that
altitude capability of a drone but does not have free flight. I can also
mount a camera on a 30 foot pole from a hardware store and be able to do
quite a bit of aerial imaging. It's amazing the results that you can get
from either a kite, tether drone or a pole. In some cases I've show the
imagery I have gotten and have the next question asked the what kind of
drone do I have two which my response is I do not have one. The ethical
problem here is that of aerial imaging and regulations regarding all aerial
Mike Messink: #DangerInfo tests a drone with a paintball gun attached.
James Salsman: Homebrew guns on mail-order drones. Skip to 2:20.
via +Mark Frauenfelder
André Esteves: Wanna pop someone? Get a drone...
Kenneth Andrews: so if it's legal to buy a gun....and it's legal to buy a drone.....is it
legal to put that gun on the drone? It's time to start thinking about it
now because the technology has already come this far
Alexander Williams: *Operation BSU* encourages you to do dangerous things. It's what we do. If
we weren't trying to get you out there, building your own drone operations
force, what kind of people would we be?
But it's worth noting something very important here. For a few hundred
dollars, these guys could sling a low-recoil pistol under a six-rotor
electric mail-order kit drone, get it airborne, then peg some targets from
a fistful of feet away. Scary ... if you're a deaf idiot paranoid who
couldn't hear a loud, high-pitched whining coming from a hex-rotor craft
dropping in mere feet away. If you get shot by something without even a
laser sight or cross-hairs on the display, I think you might have deserved
that one. But there are already people getting up in arms and crazy about
this becoming even *more* Federally illegal, because, apparently, they are
deaf idiot paranoids.
Do you know what you never hear about happening? Terrorists dropping a
drone with a few hundred bucks invested with a hefty ball-bearing explosive
right down into a crowd and making a lot of chunky salsa. Never happens.
And it would be *cheaper* to pull off than mounting a gun with any kind of
accuracy. You could even remote it from your cell phone, for the ultimate
in stealthy operations. In those rare places with signal jamming, it's
really not *that* hard to get an Arduino (http://www.arduino.cc/) or
Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/) to give your kill-drone enough
inertial guidance to get a few blocks over and cut engines. Hell, use
an on-board smartphone as your computing core and you can have a
disgustingly lightweight platform with image recognition capabilities,
built-in camera, and more computing resources by orders of magnitude than
it took to get a man on the moon.
You never hear about that happening. Ever. No one's dropped a kill-drone
into the middle of the Big Game and gone ass mass-murdery. No terrorist
group has detonated kill-drones in the middle of public squares in
Pakistan. No one's pushed out an autonomous flock of low-flying
glider-drones toward the Presidential vacation home, creating a multitude
of tiny point targets with semi-random flocking behaviours and minimal
radar cross-section. This stuff has *never happened,* despite
consumer-grade drone tech being publicly accessible for cheap since the
transistor revolution, remote-controlled planes having been such a fixture
of family-scale middle-class life that "going out to fly planes with the
kids" was something pictured in every movie where it wasn't *kites.*
Which leaves me with two take-aways:
* Despite being mainly middle-class twenty-somethings with time on their
hands, the terrorist networks of the world are clearly made up of imbeciles
if they're still trying to find people to carry suicide bombs into places
instead of cheap drones, and ...
* That seems to apply to the folks trying to get all riled about the
civilian possibilities of kill-drones, too.
Remember that the next time you see something about the "danger" of some
"new technology." If all you're hearing about is the threat and not about
examples thereof that would have been changed by some kind of action on
your part or action *they're* advocating, you're being played. Even with
examples, you're still probably being played, but without it there is no
Also, if you design and implement a killbot? Make sure to put the code up
everywhere. It's probably buggy. You're going to want to fix that.
We don't advocate becoming a weapon designer for terrorist interests using
sub-$1k drones. We just think it'd be kind of interesting to see.
Citizen Drone Warfare - Dangerous Information
Charles Ballowe: Don't try this at home, kids.
Peter Weston: Consider the implications of these two videos. Testing the accuracy of a
paintball gun mounted to a quadrocopter, and printing out a handgun with a
Citizen Drone Warfare - Dangerous Information
Liberator - Dawn of the Wiki Weapons
Andrew Chason: This *IS* the Drone *I'm* looking for:
Jorge Chino Bloch: Skynet is here
Doug Wilson: Hand gun mounted on a hex-copter. Fun!
Jim Hawks: Drones... not just for the military and police, but for civilians too.
Strap a gun to one and presto... now you have all the ability to kill
w/none of that pesky danger of being onsite. Quick... ban drones.
Moses Halkopoulos: Oh hell yeah! I know what my next DIY is!
Chris Hall: Ah perfect.
Chip Oclassen: Varmint Hunt!
Edward Iglesias: This is sooo OTT
Ken Webster: Citizen Drone Warfare - Dangerous Information
#Drones #dronewars #droneattacks #diydrones
Tim Southernwood: *Dangerous Information* - *What's hovering in the skies near you?*
All this talk about drones and their complexities? Really?
How about a DIY drone armed with a microphone, video camera, even a
Clearly there are laws that cover most crimes that could be committed by
people using drones, but considering the fact that people are going to
commit these crimes.. should we be concerned?
What can we do to protect ourselves from this kind of activity?
Jim Feig: *YES ANYONE CAN MOUNT A GUN ON A DRONE*
*SHOULD WE RETHINK HOW WE USE DRONES BEFORE THIS IDEA BECOMES COMMON*
Jos Echelpoels: *Drone warfare, already DIY technology*
No need to give me more ideas about how this technology can be misused, not
just by nations but basically by anybody.
Rather share with us your ideas how this technology could be used more
A good example of such good use is illustrated in the vision movie by
Matternet : http://vimeo.com/28247681
Is Matternet going to make FedEx or UPS obsolete? Or will there be barriers
that can not be resolved?
Stuart 陶明瀚: I wonder what kind of trouble someone would get into if their drone went
around 'disabling' the state spy drones? Wow, that is fodder for some good
Sci-Fi writing. I can envision a time when this will not be science
fiction. Someone will be able to download a file, create it with a modern
printer and control it with their phone. I am probably being put on a
government watch list just suggesting such a thing. Not long ago a guy won
a diy drone contest by infecting the other competitor drones with a virus,
the source code is on Github. #drones
john verive: Wow. This is both awesome and terrifying:
Christian Roy: ouff
Michael Pierakos: Spy and assassin technology
Chad A. Willis: Poking a finger in the eye of GovCo!
Christian Buggedei: Armed private drones are (sorta) real.
John Lowry: I will take two please! Seriously though, Skynet goes online Dec 21, 2012.
Kent Barnes: DiY armed drones? Look to the skies....
Scott Knight: This is truly scary. The potential for abuse is just staggering.
Jürgen Hubert: Proof of concept for the revolution.
Brent Herrington: A little scary because its true...
ktisaac: Look up DJI kid. They have some good quadcopters you could start learning
with. I am working on making an aerial photography business using them. Too
bad every time someone see something like this they automatically think
someone is out to get them with it. I guess critical thinking is out the
pbcrazy9898: You are a misinformed ne'er do well.
Nakelp86: Can't wait to see some pea brain to ban walking on the streets since there
is absolutely no privacy. Folks are worried that some hobbyist flies the
multirotor with camera on it but they do not object the camera on every
traffic light intersection which is able to zoom right inside your car and
see you ugly face up close
yaakia: you've obviously never used a paintball gun. most metal paintball guns have
the same weight as a real gun. a little lighter yes, but not by much. and
they do have about the same kick as a real gun, yes not the same but still
a kick. Its not hard to scale something like that to match. i can buy
powerful engines that are for DIY kits that would be able to handle it.You
make it seem like guns have so much kick, when in reality its not all that
much. This has all been simplified but google will help
Daniel Molina: Are you for real? to do surveillance? with an RC grade multirotor? do you
even know how much power is needed to maintain the thing flying for 10
minutes? and you talk about these things being cheap! just the radio costs
around 300 bucks! and easy to fly? do you even know what are you talking
about? the learning curve on flying RCs is very steep, you need simulators
and at least a couple of months to just hover decently. You should be
banned form the internet for doing this fear mongering videos
kfaunce123: It's not the hobbyist with a toy drone that anyone has to worry about. It's
the hard core criminal or terrorist. Industrial grade drones capable of
carrying much heavier payloads (e.g. those used by professional aerial
photographers and cinematographers) are available to anyone with the money.
Dave C: Very little recoil from a paintball gun. These guys feedoff
southsidesancho: @danger info Please contact me I have a few questions about your UAV and
how you did the setup. Ive looked into diy drones but, still feel confused
keith john: Correct, but I have a friend who has built his own carbon fibre computer
chipped drone.So I am sure joe blow can build one up to a reasonable size
to carry something unpleasant.His drone is very impressive with more
powerful rotor motors and takes off like a ufo.
ThailandVenture: HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF DJI !!!!!!! look them up and you will see that for a
few thousand you could fly right from your laptop in your home like me ;)
and send the drone WHERE EVER you want based on a click of my google map...
WITH LIVE VIDEO.. EASY !
Lawrence Job: Is this the guy from Game of Drones?