quadcopter

Incredible:

Parrot-AR-Drone-QuadricopterHoly that place is FINISHED.  I realize how fortunate I am when I see things like this.

1:03 – What’s that trench for?  Water drainage?

Thoughts?

Gat tip: Keijo

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Gentle AKA BORRRRRRING:

I’ll warn you, this video is the opposite of exciting.  The “Drone Defender” looks like a run of the mill AR-15 style platform, with a hedge trimmer and picatinny rail mounded DSL modem.  WOULD NOT OPERATE WITH.  Ugh, like could they have even made it badass looking?

Oooo I see at 1:27 they allow “custom form factors”.  If I ran an department that needed these I’d troll my guys so hard and just get them to custom make it way more embarrassing than the one in the video.

I’d like to know how they manage those gentle landings as depicted in the video.  I could see a system used to block the RF communication all together, or jam it somehow… but in order to set a quadcopter down, isn’t it just like a helicopter where you decrease the rotor speed?  Hows the hedge trimmer and DSL modem accomplishing that with out knowing how to control every quadcopter commercially produced / homemade?

Parrot-AR-Drone-QuadricopterIf Batalle Innovations didn’t look like a legit outfit (judging by their YouTube channel), I’d call shenanigans.  Looks like you can’t get one even if you had a use for it.  They still need FCC approval.  You can read more about it on their website.

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I’m pretty sure this isn’t legal… But I ain’t no snitch:

Seems to work pretty awesome.  Some sort of electromechanical trigger pull going on.  I wonder if you could change the angle of the propellors right as the trigger was pulled, to mitigate the effect of the recoil?

When I posted this on Instagram earlier, there were some comments made about the possibility of active shooters using this type of thing from a distance.  I hadn’t considered that, and the thought is pretty frightening.  I brought up the point that all the active shooting scenarios I can vaguely remember, I believe most of the people were dumber than a bag of hammers (in general)… so with the current state of quadcopter mounted handguns being very DIY, I’m guessing none of those idiot scumbags could have figured it out anyway even if they wanted to.  Just like with everything else though… sooner or later there will be “kits” for “airsoft purposes” up on the internet where you could buy this whole setup with a remote gopro on the front, and assemble it in your living room.

I’m guessing this video wont be up long, once the NSA finishes running it through FRML (Foliage Recognition, Matching, and Locating) and pinpoints the location.

Handgun-Mounted-On-QuadcopterThoughts?  Would operate remotely? (haha get it? :P)

Gat tip: Pyro, Chris

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Camera equipped drones / quadcopters.  A Texas shooting range tries one out:

*scoff* like a machine with a camera on it could do as well as James Yeager’s Jay Gibson. PREPOSTEROUS I SAY. *eye roll*

They got some cool footage in the video.   If we’re talking camera equipped quadcopters, and you care about this topic… this is a must see:

bubbles-trailer-park-boysThey mounted a Phantom Flex4k on a custom quadcopter!  So much carbon fiber I love it.  BrainFarm (the guys in the above video) is actually the company to made the Zev Tech video I posted about recently.

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This could have ended a lot worse:

This was shot using a DJI phantom and a gopro camera. This was two days before the wedding at their bridal shoot. This happened towards the beginning. I had done one successful fly by and i brought it around for another pass to make sure it was smooth. I underestimated the lift time and it hit the groom on the side of the face. He had a cut on his cheek and and the side of his head.

You can view the entire video which includes footage after the collision HERE.

Looks-Shopped-Tell-By-Pixelshahah wow, that would have been a pretty close fly-by.  I hope the photographer didn’t charge anything for the shoot.

Posted because of my love for quadcopters and drones, preferably weaponized.

Elaborate marketing scheme?  Real?  Shopped?  Can you tell by the pixels?

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