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Is “Drone Fishing” Really a Thing?

Let's just file this drone activity under weird or silly and maybe call it a day? Really people, drone fishing? I can't believe this is a thing. Norman Hirsch on the other hand disagrees. According to Hirsh, "drone fishing is kind of a new thing," and he backs up his statement with a customized drone [...]

By |2017-04-12T19:34:45+00:00April 18th, 2017|Drone Applications, Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on Is “Drone Fishing” Really a Thing?

In Oklahoma City, It’s Now OK to Shoot Down Drones

In the "Drone Slayer" incident, in June of 2016, William Merideth shot down an unmanned aircraft as it hovered over his Kentucky home. The drone was piloted by his neighbor David Boggs and while some accounts of the incident have Boggs using his drone to take photos of Merideth's daughter, we don't really know what occurred. The only people who [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:36+00:00April 6th, 2017|Drone Law, Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on In Oklahoma City, It’s Now OK to Shoot Down Drones

Drone Footage Illegally Used In Political Ad

Just when you think you've encountered every possible type of drone story, you find (potentially) a whole new meme. Is this a single event or will we start seeing more and more stories where drone footage is used illegally? Officials at Marietta College are talking potential legal action regarding a political ad airing in South Carolina [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:50+00:00March 10th, 2016|Drone Law, Drones, Odd/Weird|Comments Off on Drone Footage Illegally Used In Political Ad

Drone Fails To Deliver Drugs And Blades To Unknown Oklahoma Prisoner

Unmanned aerial vehicle and contraband found on the grounds of Oklahoma State Penitentiary This isn't the first time I've written about drones being used to carry contraband; I wrote an article titled "Heisenberg Would Not Approve, Meth Carrying Drone Crashes Midflight" back in June. However this time, instead of attempting to smuggle drugs over the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:06+00:00October 27th, 2015|Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on Drone Fails To Deliver Drugs And Blades To Unknown Oklahoma Prisoner

Drone Specific Shotgun Shells from Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. (SRSP)?!?

When I stumbled upon the Drone Slayer 5000, I was shocked. Seriously shocked, but it was a do-it-yourself, home project. A project completed by one irate individual, not a mass marketed product by any means. Then I learned about the new "Drone Munition" shot shell from Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. (SRSP) and I [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:22+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Drone Law, Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on Drone Specific Shotgun Shells from Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. (SRSP)?!?

Air Powered Anti-Drone Cannon? The Drone Slayer 5000

Destroying property is wrong. Period. That's why I'm a little reticent to even discuss the following blog post from EatGruelDog. The post, titled "Drone slayer 5000," while not including build-up plans, advocates using a compressed air powered cannon designed to fire "lethal" golf balls and "less lethal" tennis balls to shoot drones out of the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:23+00:00September 21st, 2015|DIY, Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on Air Powered Anti-Drone Cannon? The Drone Slayer 5000

Flyfishing For Drones Lands A DJI In Pacific Beach, California

Randy Burns Tice Ledbetter, a 19-year-old drone operator, and fisherman Randy Burns found themselves entangled in a drone related incident on Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, California. While the two have decidedly different stories, the key facts are Tice was flying his drone from Crystal Pier and Randy Burns used his fishing pole and line to [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:29+00:00September 15th, 2015|Drone Videos, Drones, Odd/Weird, Opinion, Safety|Comments Off on Flyfishing For Drones Lands A DJI In Pacific Beach, California

Sky High Sunbather Caught By Kevin Miller And His Quadcopter

Here a story that I never imagined. Thanks to the omnipresent quadcopter, we are catching more and more "unique" situations on film. From the planned to the unplanned, you have to admit, drones have been collecting some never seen before events. Where is the last place you'd expect someone to lay out for a tan? [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:31+00:00September 11th, 2015|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones, Odd/Weird, Photos|Comments Off on Sky High Sunbather Caught By Kevin Miller And His Quadcopter

The Curious Case Of The Now Infamous Austin Haughwout

Austin's Gun Firing Quadcopter I'm not sure how you could avoid this story, Austin Haughwout has been everywhere. Originally you heard about him when he was involved in an assault incident while he was filming with his drone on the beach. You then heard about him when he attached a semi-automatic gun to [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:38+00:00July 26th, 2015|Drone Law, Drones, Odd/Weird, Opinion, Police|Comments Off on The Curious Case Of The Now Infamous Austin Haughwout

Things To Avoid: Knocking Yourself Out With Your Own Drone

International Business Times recently reported about a drone pilot who “accidentally knocks himself out with his own quadcopter.” Not only did he knock himself out, YouTube user doctorsnaketown, uploaded the video captured from the FPV (First-person View) camera the drone was equipped with for all to see. Luckily for doctorsnaketown, he was flying a ZMR250 [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:43+00:00July 18th, 2015|DIY, Drones, Odd/Weird, Opinion|Comments Off on Things To Avoid: Knocking Yourself Out With Your Own Drone