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(Some Guy)   Sweet: Marines say people who found military drones on NC beaches after live-fire exercise can keep them   (wtkr.com) divider line 71
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2011-09-23 03:38:54 PM
That made some kids' day.
 
2011-09-23 03:39:29 PM
Conversation piece or eBay auction?.
 
2011-09-23 03:41:24 PM

CygnusDarius: Conversation piece or eBay auction?.



i762.photobucket.com

"Military drone that looks like Swiss cheese? I can do twenty bucks."
 
2011-09-23 03:41:27 PM
Meh. There is nothing secret about them, they're really just disposable radio controlled model airplanes with cameras in them.
 
2011-09-23 03:41:28 PM
Helloooooo Ebay!
 
2011-09-23 03:41:34 PM
I get to go about my business!!
Moving along.
 
2011-09-23 03:41:44 PM
Isnt Oak island filled with pirate treasure
 
2011-09-23 03:41:58 PM
They sucked so bad the Marines didn't want them back?
 
2011-09-23 03:42:13 PM
Upgrade their OS. Get a private security force.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2011-09-23 03:42:34 PM
They are probably not very advanced, more likely simple target drones. It would be neeto if you could build a working one out of the leftover parts tho.
 
MN8
2011-09-23 03:43:13 PM
Those would be robust enough to justify fixing it up. Anyone with pics of what type they are referring to?
 
2011-09-23 03:45:03 PM
شكرا
 
2011-09-23 03:45:28 PM
So basically is free Government Garbage day? Any minute it can come from space and land on your head---or you could find it walking on the beach. NOW--what if a person finds a drone and gets hit by falling pieces of satellite? Do you win the MEGA PRIZE? Actually now I am waiting for the 3rd free thing. Ya know for the trifecta.
 
2011-09-23 03:49:32 PM

Cup_O_Jo: So basically is free Government Garbage day? Any minute it can come from space and land on your head---or you could find it walking on the beach. NOW--what if a person finds a drone and gets hit by falling pieces of satellite? Do you win the MEGA PRIZE? Actually now I am waiting for the 3rd free thing. Ya know for the trifecta.


Don't third quarter tax bills come soon?
 
2011-09-23 03:56:51 PM

R.A.Danny: Cup_O_Jo: So basically is free Government Garbage day? Any minute it can come from space and land on your head---or you could find it walking on the beach. NOW--what if a person finds a drone and gets hit by falling pieces of satellite? Do you win the MEGA PRIZE? Actually now I am waiting for the 3rd free thing. Ya know for the trifecta.

Don't third quarter tax bills come soon?


I would say that does not count. I can't give a reason why--I just say it does not. LOL
 
2011-09-23 03:58:43 PM
www.wwaytv3.com
www.wwaytv3.com
 
2011-09-23 04:00:32 PM
Does live-fire not mean what I think it means? Are people walking on beaches looking for crashed gun-toting robots, while gun-toting robots are flying around shooting at stuff above them?
 
2011-09-23 04:01:43 PM

Qwigs: [www.wwaytv3.com image 300x199]
[www.wwaytv3.com image 300x206]


I want one of those. I'm just not quite sure what I wold do with it other than add to the mess in my garage, but dammit, I want one.
 
2011-09-23 04:03:25 PM
I wonder if the drone was in a working state or a wreck. If it wasn't destroyed I would much rather the Marines go get the dang things. Even the little ones aren't what i would call cheap. Yes they are cheap compared to a plane but last I heard it depended on the drone as to the cost but I believe the main one the Marines use are about 30k a pop.
 
2011-09-23 04:08:09 PM
Those look big AND expensive. They can't be reused? Maybe they aren't aware of looming budget cuts..
 
2011-09-23 04:08:32 PM

R.A.Danny: Qwigs: [www.wwaytv3.com image 300x199]
[www.wwaytv3.com image 300x206]

I want one of those. I'm just not quite sure what I wold do with it other than add to the mess in my garage, but dammit, I want one.



Same here. They would make some awesome RC aircraft, eh?
 
2011-09-23 04:08:38 PM
i saw a R/C plane similar in size collide with a bird once.


/csb
 
2011-09-23 04:10:15 PM
Here's a better site for details (^).

I don't know why Subby didn't go with a Wilmington station.
 
2011-09-23 04:12:17 PM
We usually find more interesting things down here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

s3.bo.lt
 
2011-09-23 04:16:24 PM
Wiki just says less than 100k a piece. Link (new window)

Heck it might be cheaper to just have dump out Toyota Camrys out the back of a C-130.
 
2011-09-23 04:17:03 PM
Marines aren't sweet- they're deadly killing machines! Well, maybe the ex or former ones are
 
2011-09-23 04:25:16 PM

Cup_O_Jo: R.A.Danny: Cup_O_Jo: So basically is free Government Garbage day? Any minute it can come from space and land on your head---or you could find it walking on the beach. NOW--what if a person finds a drone and gets hit by falling pieces of satellite? Do you win the MEGA PRIZE? Actually now I am waiting for the 3rd free thing. Ya know for the trifecta.

Don't third quarter tax bills come soon?

I would say that does not count. I can't give a reason why--I just say it does not. LOL


They were due 9/15.
 
2011-09-23 04:26:44 PM

angry_scientist: Marines aren't sweet- they're deadly killing machines! Well, maybe the ex or former ones are


Didn't you hear? The sweet ones get to stay in now.
 
2011-09-23 04:44:09 PM
"Hello, china? Make me an offer."

Maud Dib: We usually find more interesting things down here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

[s3.bo.lt image 640x480]


Why cant i ever find anything cool...

/i think i would just roll around with it and then run off with as much as i could carry.
 
2011-09-23 04:48:25 PM

Chevello: angry_scientist: Marines aren't sweet- they're deadly killing machines! Well, maybe the ex or former ones are

Didn't you hear? The sweet ones get to stay in now.


Nice
 
2011-09-23 04:49:17 PM
Marine Core soldiers are deadly? Who'd think the fat kid from the interweb is probably a general by now.

Eating yo Buffets, stormin yo toiley's
 
2011-09-23 04:49:38 PM
Well damn. I was just at Carolina Beach last weekend. That's pretty cool.
 
2011-09-23 04:56:52 PM

Uncle Wiggly: شكرا


Uh, my arabic's a bit rusty. Shekara?
 
2011-09-23 05:00:31 PM

Maud Dib: We usually find more interesting things down here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

[s3.bo.lt image 640x480]


Looks like lady luck just made a new job creator.
 
2011-09-23 05:02:04 PM

Misconduc: Marine Core...


/facepalm
 
2011-09-23 05:03:43 PM

Cpl.D: Uncle Wiggly: شكرا

Uh, my arabic's a bit rusty. Shekara?


Nope, it's Thanks.
 
2011-09-23 05:04:09 PM

hutchkc: Wiki just says less than 100k a piece. Link (new window)

Heck it might be cheaper to just have dump out Toyota Camrys out the back of a C-130.


How, exactly, would that line the pockets of Raytheon, Boeing, BAE or Martin-Marietta?
 
2011-09-23 05:04:18 PM

Maud Dib: We usually find more interesting things down here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

[s3.bo.lt image 640x480]


haha the best part of that one is you can tell they pulled some out and stuffed the overage back in..
 
2011-09-23 05:05:46 PM

dionysusaur: hutchkc: Wiki just says less than 100k a piece. Link (new window)

Heck it might be cheaper to just have dump out Toyota Camrys out the back of a C-130.

How, exactly, would that line the pockets of Raytheon, Boeing, BAE or Martin-Marietta?


You're right, didn't think that one through :)
 
2011-09-23 05:08:07 PM

Chevello: angry_scientist: Marines aren't sweet- they're deadly killing machines! Well, maybe the ex or former ones are

Didn't you hear? The sweet ones get to stay in now.


ecdn1.hark.com

Holy dog shiat. Texas? Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don't look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down. Do you suck dicks?
 
2011-09-23 05:12:23 PM

Logged In To Disable: Misconduc: Marine Core...

/facepalm


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2011-09-23 05:15:22 PM

Moonk: Logged In To Disable: Misconduc: Marine Core...

/facepalm

thatsthejoke.jpg


ah... I'm not allowed to have a sense of humor at work.
 
2011-09-23 05:19:25 PM

hutchkc: dionysusaur: hutchkc: Wiki just says less than 100k a piece. Link (new window)

Heck it might be cheaper to just have dump out Toyota Camrys out the back of a C-130.

How, exactly, would that line the pockets of Raytheon, Boeing, BAE or Martin-Marietta?

You're right, didn't think that one through :)


You know, there's a lot of numbers lower then $100,000.

And since it looks like the motor and prop are missing out of the back of each of them, I'm guessing these are pretty much just the shell of the fuselage.

/Be cool to have
//Guessing not worth the money to add back the propulsion and probably the control system (salt water bad!)
 
2011-09-23 05:27:24 PM

Uncle Wiggly: Cpl.D: Uncle Wiggly: شكرا

Uh, my arabic's a bit rusty. Shekara?

Nope, it's Thanks.


"Thanks" is "Shukran", roughly with romanized spelling. That words ends with an A. Then again, it might be a grammar variant or whatever. So I'm gonna go with the safe bet and assume I'm wrong somewhere.

/Remembers a bit still
//Afwan, habibi.
 
2011-09-23 05:29:23 PM

Cpl.D: Uncle Wiggly: Cpl.D: Uncle Wiggly: شكرا

Uh, my arabic's a bit rusty. Shekara?

Nope, it's Thanks.

"Thanks" is "Shukran", roughly with romanized spelling. That words ends with an A. Then again, it might be a grammar variant or whatever. So I'm gonna go with the safe bet and assume I'm wrong somewhere.

/Remembers a bit still
//Afwan, habibi.


Perhaps it's 'Thanks, gurrl!'?
 
2011-09-23 05:32:47 PM

Logged In To Disable: Moonk: Logged In To Disable: Misconduc: Marine Core...

/facepalm

thatsthejoke.jpg

ah... I'm not allowed to have a sense of humor at work.


No worries, its one of the thousand or so memes on fark, along with wife-like typing detected and a GED in Law.ANd it's good they make you check your sense of humor at the door, otherwise you'd randomly burst out laughing and your officemates would tink you a bit off.
 
2011-09-23 05:35:30 PM

dionysusaur: Cpl.D: Uncle Wiggly: Cpl.D: Uncle Wiggly: شكرا

Uh, my arabic's a bit rusty. Shekara?

Nope, it's Thanks.

"Thanks" is "Shukran", roughly with romanized spelling. That words ends with an A. Then again, it might be a grammar variant or whatever. So I'm gonna go with the safe bet and assume I'm wrong somewhere.

/Remembers a bit still
//Afwan, habibi.

Perhaps it's 'Thanks, gurrl!'?


No, no, no. Don't doubt yourself. I just popped "thank you" into Google translate and pressed the Arabic button. I've been relying on the internet to make me look smart (young, tall, handsome, less creepy) for years.
 
2011-09-23 05:47:47 PM

Uncle Wiggly: No, no, no. Don't doubt yourself. I just popped "thank you" into Google translate and pressed the Arabic button. I've been relying on the internet to make me look smart (young, tall, handsome, less creepy) for years.


Ah, gotcha. Heh. Here's a good bit of arabic Baghdadi slang for you:

"Shaku maku?" Slang for "What's up?" Normal answer is "Maku she." which means "Not much".
 
2011-09-23 05:48:46 PM

noit: Does live-fire not mean what I think it means? Are people walking on beaches looking for crashed gun-toting robots, while gun-toting robots are flying around shooting at stuff above them?


The live-fire part of it is over. These are apparently ones that weren't hit.

hutchkc: I wonder if the drone was in a working state or a wreck. If it wasn't destroyed I would much rather the Marines go get the dang things. Even the little ones aren't what i would call cheap. Yes they are cheap compared to a plane but last I heard it depended on the drone as to the cost but I believe the main one the Marines use are about 30k a pop.


I suspect they aren't designed to be recovered and will all have cracked up on landing.

edmo: Those look big AND expensive. They can't be reused? Maybe they aren't aware of looming budget cuts..


They are meant as *TARGETS*. Most of them will get blown out of the sky and thus have no chance of being recovered. It's probably cheaper to not put anything on them to permit recovery than to put recovery stuff on all of them in order to get back the ones that don't get hit.
 
2011-09-23 05:53:49 PM

noit: Does live-fire not mean what I think it means? Are people walking on beaches looking for crashed gun-toting robots, while gun-toting robots are flying around shooting at stuff above them?


They were used in a live-fire exercise, that doesn't mean that the drones themselves were ever armed. They're just model airplanes that get used as target practice.
 
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