Absolutely First Ever In The World Drone Dog Fight

VICE is calling first’ies guys… screw any of you who thinks they aren’t the first to do a dogfight:

I know a lot of you hate VICE stuff… I like the topics at least because they are out of the ordinary.  The quality of reporting definitely leaves something to be desired though.

Not sure that breathing in Bronx warehouse dust would be high on my list of things to breathe in.  You’d think they could have found a cleaner inclosed area like a school gym or something…. or did Bloomberg ban all fun in gyms yet?

People are getting pretty pissed off in the comments about them calling this a “drone” because drones are autonomous.  The ultimate best comment is this though by “Kibbler”:  “Now they just need a drone that smokes weed, dresses like a hipster and mines bitcoins. Then they will have the VICE trifecta.”

In other drone news, apparently the “drone community” was up in arms that Larue Tactical shot at a drone. This was a mailing list newsletter they sent out:

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Gat tip: Keith, Ty

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Jeff March 4, 2015 at 07:46 am

Vice is late to the party as usual. FliteTest did it last year with airsoft that actually did damage to other r/c planes and others have done it with quads and paintball equipment.

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Ross March 4, 2015 at 02:44 pm

These aren’t drones. I know it’s kind of late in the game to stop it, but they’re remote controlled. Drones are capable of autonomous programmed flight, they don’t need someone at the controls.

Just bothers me that the whole “drone” thing blew up when they’re really just stable R/C helicopters that don’t take as much to master as 2-rotor setups.

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Jeff March 5, 2015 at 07:14 am

Meh. Much like “Assault Weapon vs Sporting Rife” or “E-Cigarette VS Personal Vaporizer”, Drone is the new buzzword assigned to Quad-Copters and it takes too much energy to change it. This is energy better spent making sure the FAA doesn’t regulate the hobby out of existence or better spent on educating new quad owners to prevent them from doing stupid shit with them.

Doesn’t matter if you call her an “Exotic Dancer” or a “Stripper”, there is still NO sex in the champagne room. YMMV…..

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Delray Silverback March 5, 2015 at 05:36 am

I found the video of Costa playing airsoft much more difficult to watch than a quadcopter getting shot out of the sky.

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ENDO-Mike March 5, 2015 at 10:09 am

Haha

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