Radak: Wasn't this problem solved with anti-helicopter netting years ago?
wildcardjack: I saw it on Batman.
cgraves67: Radak: Wasn't this problem solved with anti-helicopter netting years ago?I would assume that these could drop items through a net designed to thwart human-capacity helicopters.
Radak: I was pondering that myself, thinking about the netting I'd seen on TV, and you're probably right. Guess it's time to increase the density of the net.
GleeUnit: Oh FFS. It may be a pet peeve of mine, but can we please come to terms on an appropriate definition for the term "drone?"Just last week some nerd hobbyist in Seattle used his glorified RC helicopter to take some pics of the Space Needle, and before you know it, the national media are running stories saying that a "drone" was caught "buzzing" the northwest's most famous monument, and frantically wondering how much danger these "drones" pose to the public.THIS is a drone, and yes, if you see one of these, you may be in considerable danger:[dronewarsuk.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]To call one of those little four-rotor flying tripods a "drone" is disingenuous at best, and fear-mongering click-bait in the hands of most media outlets./I know it's semantics, but it still irks me. Call em quad-copters, or roto-somethings, or whatever, IDGAF, but the term "drone" is taken by the contraption pictured above
MBooda: unimpressed[www.widerscreenings.com image 512x288]
NewWorldDan: This always surprises me a bit. I have to wonder how many people in prison have the finances to pay to have stuff smuggled in. Are people smuggling drugs into prison out of the goodness of their hearts?
GleeUnit: THIS is a drone, and yes, if you see one of these, you may be in considerable danger:
chitownmike: That's just an RC airplane
GleeUnit: /I know it's semantics, but it still irks me. Call em quad-copters, or roto-somethings, or whatever, IDGAF, but the term "drone" is taken by the contraption pictured above
Ex-Texan: I knew it was only a matter of time. Some of the smaller ones, they have the onboard GPS, and can be pre-programmed with the flight info, coordinates, altitude, speed, all from the desktop. When you find a decent launching place, pretty much just plug it in and go. You can even have them return to the launch site, all with no human intervention.I've beeb doing this stuff for years, Now you've even got the "heavy lift" variety.If you can spare the space, even can carry a gopro to video the flight.
waterrockets: chitownmike: That's just an RC airplane7/10
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