Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Someone strapped a gun to a drone and it's terrifying

drone2.jpg
drone1.jpg

Well, it was going to happen sooner or later wasn't it?

An unknown drone hobbyist has uploaded video footage of a creation that would make the Terminator smile with metallic pride: a multirotor 'coptor sporting a semi-automatic handgun - a real-world equivalent of sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.

The demonstration shows the a successful test of the handgun being fired remotely, with the drone compensating and rebalancing after each shot. 

It's not yet known if the video is genuine, nor if the uploader Hogwit created the drone themselves - but such a demonstration only damages the reputation of drone hobbyists. Any nutter could strap a brick to a drone, fly it to a dangerous height over a public area, and turn off the motors - transforming their remote controlled vehicle into a lethal weapon.

A drone is dangerous only if it's improperly handled by its pilot - but strapping a gun to it with the capacity to fire it from a remote location is just asking for trouble. 

[Via: Wired]

Related

drones2.jpg

This is what a first person view of a drone race looks like

ipod.png

This is Apple's new iPod Touch

phantom.jpg

The 5 Best Drones

drone2.jpg

Epic Drone Crash Compilation Video

pluto.jpg

Everything you need to know about New Horizon's Pluto trip

pay4.png

Everything you need to know about Apple Pay

Comments

More

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is being released in less than a month

This is the Korean giant's first major new release since all that embarrassment with exploding Galaxy Note S7s...

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

Someone's built a robot that prints and burns all of Trump's tweets

Robo-lighter knows what's up

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

Apple has patented a new laptop chassis which is powered by your phone

Is this the future of laptops?

by Dave Fawbert
27 Mar 2017

Amazon's new Alexa update means it can bring you beer in two hours

"Alexa, we're going to need more booze"

by Matt Tate
21 Mar 2017

This terrifying gadget allows you to make private calls in public

Be like Bane

by Gary Ogden
15 Mar 2017

You'll soon be able to pay for your shopping with your sunglasses

I'm still not happy until I can pay with my underwear

by Gary Ogden
15 Mar 2017

This iPhone case is actually just an entire new Android phone

A phone within a phone

by Gary Ogden
14 Mar 2017

There's a new app for opening bottles because everyone is lazy now

Put that wrist away!

by Gary Ogden
06 Mar 2017

These comments from 2001 about the world's first camera phone are gold

"Take pictures of friendly dogs I see when I walk around""I would use the camera phone to take pictures of my best friend, my dog Benson"

by Gary Ogden
01 Mar 2017

This projector turns anything into a touchscreen

We're living in the future

by Gary Ogden
28 Feb 2017