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NoJoke
05-23-2012, 3:32 PM
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTbSabHrYQreWYeV1jS_ZIF7zgp89ET prStMSMj-WpoeH1z29L





The world is getting more bizarre every day.

There was a time, I might imagine some government conspiracy in the USSR of listening to people over the telephone, reading every computer keystroke and remote drones in the sky with cameras and weapons....but that's Communist Russia, right?

Those sorts of things would NEVER occur in land of the free.....:rolleyes:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/23/groups-concerned-over-arming-of-domestic-drones/

rivraton
05-23-2012, 4:25 PM
Looks like a target to me...

Nick Justice
05-23-2012, 4:46 PM
It's great until one crashes and
1) starts a fire,
2) hits a baby and kills it,
3) malfunctions and fires its weapon randomly,
4) has its gun and/or ammo stolen [if so equipped],
5) is never recovered,
6) all of the above.

lilro
05-23-2012, 6:48 PM
Looks like I'm gonna have to step up my rifle marksmenship.

REH
05-23-2012, 6:52 PM
That would be a hard shot..................but doable.

paul0660
05-23-2012, 6:52 PM
considering using rubber bullets and tear gas on its drone.

Sort of arming.

Turbinator
05-23-2012, 7:37 PM
I would think that any remotely fired firearm would get some attention from the BATFE. Better just to have it drop stink bombs and such... :)

Turby

motorhead
05-23-2012, 9:53 PM
pull!

WTSGDYBBR
05-23-2012, 10:08 PM
Moving targets are great

IrishPirate
05-23-2012, 10:08 PM
remote control skeet.....i'm in!!!!

Fate
05-23-2012, 10:13 PM
Take them down the old school Japanese way. Kamikaze it with a cheap RC plane. Oopsie.

The Cable Guy
05-23-2012, 10:13 PM
Skynet, it's closer than you think.

Vlad 11
05-24-2012, 1:05 AM
Skynet, it's closer than you think.

Yea , quite freaky to imagine what the Brave New World has to potential to look like in 10-20 years

sleeper2020
05-24-2012, 1:19 AM
I always thought that having drones and advanced AI mobile weapons was a bad idea as anything can be hacked. So what if the weapons we design get turned against us? Then I saw this trailer for the new call of duty black ops 2 trailer. Kinda chilling if you give it some serious thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3tedlWs1XY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm5PZGb3OyQ&feature=relmfu

gunnerstuff
05-24-2012, 6:02 AM
Wow. We had this required book to read in high school called 1984. Yea, private high school. Seemed so extreme at the time, but now look just about 30 years later and we are a lot closer.

SilverTauron
05-24-2012, 6:25 AM
I would call self propelled skeet targets a notable advancement in modern society.

Flintlock Tom
05-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Texas? Yup.
http://www.texashuntworks.com/index.php/Media/Videos/Radio-Controlled-Skeet-Shooting.html

Barbarossa
05-24-2012, 10:50 AM
Do you think #4 would work, or would you step up to BB?

Psy Crow
05-24-2012, 12:49 PM
Here ya go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU

REH
05-24-2012, 4:16 PM
Texas? Yup.
http://www.texashuntworks.com/index.php/Media/Videos/Radio-Controlled-Skeet-Shooting.html

Reminds me of the Dillon video, of the remote plane that was being shot at, with anything from an AR to a mini gun.

pointedstick
05-24-2012, 5:01 PM
Birdshot just got a lot more useful!

Demonicspire
05-24-2012, 7:08 PM
Yeah, these would be problematic, as 5$ of ammunition can cost you thousands of dollars in drone.

mbuna
05-24-2012, 7:57 PM
How long do you think it will be before citizens have to show I.D. and some sort of registration to buy an RC plane or helicopter at their local hobby shop? Remember, the government hates competition.

cdtx2001
05-24-2012, 8:03 PM
Do you think #4 would work, or would you step up to BB?

3" BB loads would be fine. Make sure they're steel though, just in case you're in an area where lead is verboten.

swhatb
05-24-2012, 8:14 PM
Guess I'll need to put up new tressing passing signs on my 3 acres of land to include drones! Treat it as any other trespasser with a weapon.... with same rules on engagement and non compliance ;)

Wherryj
05-25-2012, 8:58 AM
Looks like I'm gonna have to step up my rifle marksmenship.

That might get you into trouble. I did, however, notice that the local Toys R Us is selling model rockets. Perhaps honing up on your skills at launching "in case" you ever need to take down a drone with a surface to air attack?

Wherryj
05-25-2012, 10:27 AM
I would think that any remotely fired firearm would get some attention from the BATFE. Better just to have it drop stink bombs and such... :)

Turby

Legally this is a good point. Shotgun traps, etc. have been considered a very big "no no" for a while. Remotely fired firearms in the US might get the same scrutiny.

That being said, just WHEN has the BATFE EVER cared about legality? Fast and Furious, Ruby Ridge, Waco...

nic
05-25-2012, 10:58 AM
That might get you into trouble. I did, however, notice that the local Toys R Us is selling model rockets. Perhaps honing up on your skills at launching "in case" you ever need to take down a drone with a surface to air attack?

Buying a bunch of these would be really poetic.

http://www.estesrockets.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/0/002056_main_1.png

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This Desert Storm Veteran features a top notch, two piece body tube, and genuine-looking self-stick decals. It's easy to build and can be finished in a morning or afternoon.

This classic scale model can fly 600 feet high on standard Estes engines and recovers with a 12 inch preassembled parachute. Don't have this one? Get it! It's a scale ARMY classic that every rocketeer should have in his rocket arsenal.

SpunkyJivl
05-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Reminds me of Half Life 2.

There will be a point in time where we will not take it any longer.

nick
05-25-2012, 12:02 PM
Do you think #4 would work, or would you step up to BB?

I'd go with BB. They probably have a hard shell of sorts.

nick
05-25-2012, 12:04 PM
3" BB loads would be fine. Make sure they're steel though, just in case you're in an area where lead is verboten.

Would this be considered a game animal?

The Original Godfather
05-25-2012, 1:16 PM
00 Buck or 1oz Slug or 30-06 as these drones may have steel housing. ;)

TRICKSTER
05-25-2012, 1:23 PM
For every problem, there is a solution.

http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/guns/0091.jpg

The Original Godfather
05-25-2012, 1:24 PM
For every problem, there is a solution.

http://photos.imageevent.com/cas6969/guns/0091.jpg

HELL YEAH!