Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by Anonymous, Aug 26, 2009.
Watch these become illegal.
Link to aerial photos taken from helicopter posted on esmb:
Hey! Why not build a predator drone and really freak out the $cilons
Whose drone? Our drone!
Seems other has this idea!
For the Swarm!
If anyone is thinking of getting the Parrot AR drone, make sure you get the new 2.0 version.
The 2.0 has front 720p HD video, improved stability, beginner flight modes, compass, pressure sensor. They don't mention it in the promo, but they've probably fixed a few epic fail modes, like going out of wifi range and locking on full climb until the battery dies, or a job lot of bearings that needed replacing after 40 hours. Same price.
And if you're in trouble, now you can do a barrel roll!
It's still the low end of cost and performance for these type of platforms, but the bottom has moved up quite a bit. (And you can buy it in Radio Shack.)
I, for one, welcome our new aerial robotic overlords.
Damnit, I need to get me one of those!
Fly some of these over Gold
Ordering 144,000 for the next rapture date, brb...
Dressed as AGP
That'll stop the bad guys: "Damn those FAA regulations!"
NPR: Drones: From War Weapon To Homemade Toy
necro this thread for?
Mad skills AR.Drone modder. You could probably overfly Gold with that kind of range.
(It's not a necro, the thread just moves slowly.)
Would that be ... legal?
Might be. Here's the current law (See SEC. 336. SPECIAL RULE FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT.)
Note the cock-block on the FAA making any extra rules and regulations, as long as you're within those limits.
That's not to say that there might not be additional state laws, Riverside bylaws, etc. (Probably have to stay 100' up to prevent them from saying that the very low noise was a disturbance.)
It doesn't really matter. CoS went apeshit back in the day when some people just stood on public land and got GPS coords for various Gold buildings. They detained a German camera crew who had flown over Gold and Happy Valley in a helicopter.
An overflight with a would truly send them over the brink: First, the guards would swarm you even if you were on public land. They'd call the police and lie their asses off about dangerous terrorists with tom cruise missiles. They'd read a scroll of Summon Moxon and call for their PI goons. They'd go to DaveCON 5!
Keep in mind that property rights are no longer assumed to extend "from Heaven to Hell" these days.
Yes, thank you person at JFK for being a complete dumbshit. Why don't you just buy a high-power laser pointer and burn a hole through your head?
FAA, FBI probe report of drone spotted near JFK Airport
Not sure about California laws on the matter, but estes used to make a rocket with a camera in the nose.If you keep track of the wind, and know elementary rocket science, you can get pics that way. I am pretty sure the scilons would have no idea as to what is going on, and if you were in a good place to recover it, there would be no problems. For extra lulz, make sure you are dressed as boy scouts and claim its for a project, and have video cameras with you. That would keep them for doing anything too stupid to you.
Then again, what about a park flyer? you could make one with a camera on the bottom to take pictures. Make sure any rc aircraft looks like a semi official US drone, for paranoia purposes. EX: Have it marked IRS. That way, if the police are called, they will be unsure on how to approach the situation, Furthermore, marking a park flyer, or small rc plane like that is LEGAL.
The cons to that are you would have to know how to fly and land an rc plane, which is much harder then it sounds. However, there have been a ton of innovations lately, so the brush-less electric motors are silent and cheap now. This makes night ops more feasible. So having a flir camera and piloting it from a pc would make for an awesome stealth drone. Be sure to remove all serial numbers from the parts, as this will help avoid tracking, and make the paranoia levels go thru the roof.
Don't forget the podcast.
Things you can do with a hexacopter.
Another use for drones.
Don't be stupid.
This person was very stupid:
Here's a vid from mine. I crashed it and broke the camera, so haven't been doing much lately;
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