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    'Drone' armed with paintball gun

    Just what we need... they say any press is good press, but I'm not so sure now.

    http://gizmodo.com/5968058/an-awesom...-paintball-gun

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    Wow... that is the best way to instill fear in the general populous, to bad he didn't say that he could only fly for a few minutes at most.

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    Last edited by Derrick; 13th December 2012 at 11:50 AM.

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    It's a free country, but I wish I could tell him how much douche I think his bag contains. (hint: it's overflowing)

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    It's curious how anything with 4+ rotors instantly gets called a 'drone'.

    You very rarely hear people refer to tri-copters as 'drones', but if it's a quad-copter... "Run for the hills, it's a drone!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Davidson View Post
    It's curious how anything with 4+ rotors instantly gets called a 'drone'.

    You very rarely hear people refer to tri-copters as 'drones', but if it's a quad-copter... "Run for the hills, it's a drone!"
    Because video game

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    Got Aerial did it months ago:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin J View Post
    Got Aerial did it months ago:

    But like Derrick pointed out, this has a certain level of 'freakshow' attached, which just incites absurdity.

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    Eh, that doesn't really bother me. I believe the FAA has specifically banned any type of weapon on any type of aircraft so covering your face isn't too crazy.

    What really is crazy is the text on that gizmodo page:

    "Any sort of flying drone is already awesome. How do you make it more awesome? Attach a camera and arm it with a paintball gun so it can fly around and shoot unsuspecting people, animals and/or objects. Doesn't that sound like a crap ton of fun?"

    Send the author your thoughts:
    cchan@gizmodo.com
    Last edited by Vitamin J; 13th December 2012 at 12:50 PM.

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    The recoil from any kind of gun with any penetration power would be too much for a hobby grade multicopter anyway.
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    i bet you could shoot a 5x7 off one.

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