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European Drone Operator Pilots DJI Phantom 2 To 11,000 Feet. Why?

What is the maximum height you feel comfortable flying your drone? To answer that question, you have to evaluate a number of factors; where are you flying (what country, state and city), when you are flying (visibility), why are you flying (for hobbyist or commercial purposes), exemptions and certifications you have, and what if any special permission [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:47+00:00March 16th, 2016|Drones, FAA, Opinion, Safety, WTF|Comments Off on European Drone Operator Pilots DJI Phantom 2 To 11,000 Feet. Why?

Drones, Flying Flamethrowers And Flying Guns

Austin Haughwout Austin Haughwout and his quadcopter with a mounted semi-automatic pistol has been the subject of a number of my blog posts. The quiet whirring of the drone's propellers gives way to the sound of gunshots — pop, pop, pop, pop — in the 14-second video titled "Flying Gun." The YouTube video [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:54+00:00March 6th, 2016|Drone Law, Drones, Opinion, WTF|Comments Off on Drones, Flying Flamethrowers And Flying Guns

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

An 11-Month-Old Indirectly Injured By A DJI Inspire 1 Crash

Here is a story that I'm not too happy about reporting. In Pasadena, California, an 11-month-old girl was indirectly injured by a drone crash. The operator, according the source article, was not following FAA guidelines. Apparently he was flying outside of his line of sight while piloting his DJI Inspire 1 and, for still unknown reasons, control was lost. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:17+00:00October 1st, 2015|Drone Law, Drones, FAA, Safety, WTF|Comments Off on An 11-Month-Old Indirectly Injured By A DJI Inspire 1 Crash

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