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  1. #41
    Thank God most terrorist are retarded. A bomb hooked up to an RC car or small drone could cause massive damage when drove/flown into a crowd of people.

    In some security circles drones are already being called “the poor mans airforce.”

    it’s one thing to be able to shoot a terrorist in the face but defending against this type of attack is entirely different and more difficult.

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    I forget the details but either Russia or suspected Russian spec ops used drones to take out either a fuel or munitions dump a few years ago in the Ukrane with thermite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HermosaBeachPatriot View Post
    I set mine up to do a perimeter sweep around the block and neighborhood. Auto location checkpoints and a 4HD feed to my screen. The software let's you drop in waypoints, elevation, speed, etc. Took me about 10 minutes to set up a 6 point flight path in my immediate area. A great way to scout out your environment for sure.
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    What drone are you using? Sounds like exactly what I'm looking for.

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    Interesting times, indeed...

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40756/new-details-emerge-on-the-highly-modified-drone-that-outran-police-helicopters-over-tucson?fbclid=IwAR2wR2O9qAojiNDkUoHpbCXnMyqplYMiS2 loxYyL9l1jLSNywxHjV6hpetM


    “According to reports, on the evening of February 9, 2021 around 10:30 PM local time, a helicopter belonging to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, encountered what has been described by KOLD's Dan Marries, who interviewed an FBI agent assigned to the case, as a “highly modified drone” in controlled airspace. Another helicopter operated by the Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit was called in to help track and potentially identify the drone alongside the one from CBP, but the drone was able to evade them both and remain unidentified. Shortly after the incident was disclosed, the FBI released a statement asking for help from the public regarding any information related to the encounter....”

    “Last night, there was one just east of KTUS at about 1200’ AGL cruising eastbound. It passed about 30’ away co-altitude with a police helicopter flying the opposite direction. Helo made a 180 turn to give chase. The quad copter was described as approximately 5 feet long by about 3 feet wide, with a single green flashing LED light. It continued east into KDMAs airspace and began orbiting the base over the parallel taxiway near the fighter jet ramp. TUS and DMA towers were unaware of it, as was U90 [an FAA approach tower] controllers. The operator apparently realized by this time that the drone was being followed, because it then proceeded northwest at high speed and climbing, with the helo and another LE helo in trail. The copter began to climb and flew out of the TUS area about 50 miles to the northwest of town into the middle of nowhere desert out by the mine west of KAVQ. It was last seen climbing through 14,000’ and into the undercast, where it disappeared. The helos remained in VMC [Visual Meteorological Conditions] obviously, and one hung around for about an hour, to see if it would reappear descending, or if there was any vehicles driving through the middle of nowhere as either the operator or someone to potentially recover it. Neither appeared.”
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  5. #45
    Just seen on the news yesterday that a drone with a dildo attached came up and “punched” some police chief while doing an on camera interview.

    as the technology gets better things are going to get interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Pirate View Post
    Interesting times, indeed...

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40756/new-details-emerge-on-the-highly-modified-drone-that-outran-police-helicopters-over-tucson?fbclid=IwAR2wR2O9qAojiNDkUoHpbCXnMyqplYMiS2 loxYyL9l1jLSNywxHjV6hpetM


    “According to reports, on the evening of February 9, 2021 around 10:30 PM local time, a helicopter belonging to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, encountered what has been described by KOLD's Dan Marries, who interviewed an FBI agent assigned to the case, as a “highly modified drone” in controlled airspace. Another helicopter operated by the Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit was called in to help track and potentially identify the drone alongside the one from CBP, but the drone was able to evade them both and remain unidentified. Shortly after the incident was disclosed, the FBI released a statement asking for help from the public regarding any information related to the encounter....”

    “Last night, there was one just east of KTUS at about 1200’ AGL cruising eastbound. It passed about 30’ away co-altitude with a police helicopter flying the opposite direction. Helo made a 180 turn to give chase. The quad copter was described as approximately 5 feet long by about 3 feet wide, with a single green flashing LED light. It continued east into KDMAs airspace and began orbiting the base over the parallel taxiway near the fighter jet ramp. TUS and DMA towers were unaware of it, as was U90 [an FAA approach tower] controllers. The operator apparently realized by this time that the drone was being followed, because it then proceeded northwest at high speed and climbing, with the helo and another LE helo in trail. The copter began to climb and flew out of the TUS area about 50 miles to the northwest of town into the middle of nowhere desert out by the mine west of KAVQ. It was last seen climbing through 14,000’ and into the undercast, where it disappeared. The helos remained in VMC [Visual Meteorological Conditions] obviously, and one hung around for about an hour, to see if it would reappear descending, or if there was any vehicles driving through the middle of nowhere as either the operator or someone to potentially recover it. Neither appeared.”
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    DJI Mavic Pro 2 - top speed is 45 mph
    https://www.dji.com/mavic-2/info
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    DJI Mavic Pro 2
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    this thing is a very advanced drone and fun to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by kabar View Post
    AI that watches everything everyone does in real time to prevent bad behavior. </sarcasm>
    Taking this with a slight note of seriousness, Michel Foucault's essay "Panopticon" comes to mind as a pre-computerized-technology version of this very idea. It would just look different now—instead of having a literal panopticon prison, the entire world is a panopticon prison because the jailers can watch you wherever you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher View Post
    DOD has banned the use of DJI and other Chinese drones, or drones with Chinese parts.

    So are there any drones that aren't chicom? I know DJI makes good drones and am not surprised about malware.


    EZVIZ (makes a lot of security cams) is owned by the ccp (HIKVISION). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezviz




    Also since it wasn't mentioned yet, the San Bernardino shooters had an r/c car with explosives on it. They just didn't get to use it.

    https://www.pe.com/2015/12/17/san-be...b-left-at-irc/


    I'm honestly surprised drones haven't been used as weapons more often...

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