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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Claire Wolfe

Now anybody can have an armed drone

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

You, too, can have fun and commit war crimes just like the Big Boys!

(H/T JG)

12 Responses to “Now anybody can have an armed drone”

  1. just waiting Says:


    Claire’s Wishlist goes away yesterday, and this stocking stuffer shows up today.

  2. Claire Says:

    :-) Well, you can always get one for yourself, jw. And have fun!

  3. G.W.F. Says:

    I know what I want for Christmas now :-)

  4. EN Says:

    There’s an assumption that drones are a huge concern to personal freedom. As this cheap little drone shows, for a pittance you can do anti drone operations which will really frustrate DARPA. ;) I can only imagine paintball guns blinding a multimillion dollar US government drone.

  5. LarryA Says:

    “OMG! OMG! Blood will flow in the streets! Bodies will be stacked like cordwood! Think of the Children!”

  6. Joel Says:

    I can only imagine paintball guns blinding a multimillion dollar US government drone.

    Or, perhaps more realistically, a $100 “drone,” once known as an RC plane, simply crashing into the damned thing. The only enhancement you’d need is video.

    Of course that would be very bad.

  7. JWG Says:

    Airborne drones are fragile things. The smaller ones could probably be downed by an angler casting a weight so that the line tangles in the drone’s rotors.

  8. Matt, another Says:

    Low flying, prop driven drones are susceptable to the same kinds of anti-aircraft weapons, that WWII prop driven aircraft were. Small low ones might make a cool shotgun target.

  9. IndividualAudienceMember Says:

    … And let the Drone Wars begin.

    Or is that, continue?

  10. G.W.F. Says:

    …and if you don’t think drones are an issue:

  11. R.L. Wurdack Says:

    Not all drones are subsonic, low-altitude, fragile, or ineffective.

  12. JWG Says:

    When compared to their ground based counterparts, an airborne drone is a fragile thing. If something goes wrong with a ground based drone, that one system may fail, but other functions might work properly. If something goes wrong in the air, that could lead to the drone striking the ground or another object and causing significant damage beyond the initial problem.

    While it is true that not all drones are easily downed toys, low-alititude drones and countermeasures for them are the topic. High-altitude professional hardware may require specialty tools to counter it.

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