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Prototype Quadrotor with Machine Gun!
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Posted on 04/27/2012 4:08:12 AM PDT by tired&retired

This is a video of a new weapon. It's a quad rotor mini helicopter with a machine gun and video navigation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU&feature=related


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: military
This new weapon could be dangerous !!!!!

The Russian accent makes me a little nervous.....

Gives new meaning to woodchuck hunting!

1 posted on 04/27/2012 4:08:15 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

FAKE!


2 posted on 04/27/2012 4:10:06 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

I’ve played with some of the smaller remote controlled copters that friends have. They are very agile and easy to control. Don’t see why they couldn’t do this.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 4:26:59 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

the new version of Call to Duty is sched’ for release May 1st (video game by Activision)....guess what’s in it?


4 posted on 04/27/2012 4:30:04 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: tired&retired

Fake but accurate.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 4:30:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: tired&retired
I'm a bit skeptical that a quadrotor of that size could heft a 15 pound machinegun and any appreciable load of ammo - and the recoil would throw that thing all over the place - but this will be the future of warfare.

The service battle labs are all discussing robotics for future wars and this is the most mobile, fastest, and most versatile way of delivering maximum hurt with the least loss.

6 posted on 04/27/2012 4:33:00 AM PDT by Chainmail
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To: tired&retired

I doubt that mannequins are going to blow up when hit with machine gunfire.

But, as a concept, it’s probably doable and being worked on in the lab.

I can see this eventually able to supercede humans in many respects, like being able to be silent and shoot from higher up.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 4:38:09 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Doogle
FAKE!

I agree, the lack of sufficient recoil for the ammunition its firing on full auto is a dead giveaway.

8 posted on 04/27/2012 4:47:26 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I noticed he used short spurts, like it was on semi auto. I agree, for the size of the gun, the recoil would cause accuracy to be difficult.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 4:50:18 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Chainmail

I think the most immediate application would be small bombs. Since it can fly silent, it could position itself above enemy troops, drop a small bomb and fly back to base undetectable.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 4:50:28 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

like maybe a Predator drone?


11 posted on 04/27/2012 4:51:35 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Yes.

Can predator drones fly in narrow spaces, small pipes, complex mazes?


12 posted on 04/27/2012 4:53:41 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Doogle

“FAKE!”

I’m not so sure, although the accuracy was impressive given there was no aiming reticle on the pad that I could see.

If the recoil was engineered to be through the center of mass, the gun would point the same even though the aircraft was moving away from the target.

The mannequins blew up because they were loaded with a commonly available impact-sensitive explosive.

I was surprised that he blew the machine up at the end, that was a pretty expensive device any way you look at it.


13 posted on 04/27/2012 6:03:41 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: tired&retired
I’ve played with some of the smaller remote controlled copters that friends have. They are very agile and easy to control. Don’t see why they couldn’t do this.

One work, Recoil. As soon as you let a burst go that thing would be completely out of control. It just doesn't have the mass to counteract the recoil and muzzle rise of a SMG.
14 posted on 04/27/2012 6:16:30 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: PreciousLiberty; Doogle

No, it’s definitely fake.

1) no upper receiver assembly—just a barrel
2) instant power-up and take-off?
3) HUD on tablet is black & white, first-person feed is color?
4) glitchy shadows from matching CG environment to actual environment
5) very small (but noticeable) jumps and jerks of copter due to a CG object being parented to an imperfect matchmoving solution
6) obviously fake muzzle flash on flash-suppressed barrel
7) same machine gun sound for every shot (there would be SOME variance)

Cool concept, great CG work, and an entertaining accent. Fun video, but ultimately fake.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“1) no upper receiver assembly—just a barrel”

Good catch. Also where is the lower assembly? Where is the magazine? I see no place to carry any ammunition in that weapon...
Fake


16 posted on 04/27/2012 6:55:43 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Jonty30
Yup -

Small bombs are a great idea, also perhaps small rockets like the LAAW or SMAW (great punch, no recoil).

17 posted on 04/27/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by Chainmail
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To: Chainmail
I fear Nanite, biological and anti-matter weapons.

Civilizations and Empires crumble whenever a new secret weapon is revealed. What is China working on?

18 posted on 04/27/2012 7:46:00 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“Cool concept, great CG work, and an entertaining accent. Fun video, but ultimately fake.”

Yep, good catch. Apparently a promo for Call of Duty. Also a reminder to be careful what you believe based on video these days!

All that said, there is a real helo drone right now equpped with a .338 Lapua sniper rifle. It’s quite a bit bigger, at 1100 lb or so. It is, however, controlled by a laptop + Xbox controller. ;-)

http://www.gizmag.com/autonomous-rotorcraft-sniper-system-packs-338-caliber-rifle-controlled-by-xbox-360-pad/11559/


19 posted on 04/27/2012 7:54:15 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: tired&retired

The guy sounds like Yakov Smirnoff.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 8:00:47 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: FreeAtlanta

This guy has a regular Youtube channel and does the fake Russian thing as part of his act. This is definitely fake, but I don’t think he is really trying to convince anyone that it is real. Watch some of his other videos and you’ll see it’s all about having fun with firearms and explosives. And crazy Russian accents.


21 posted on 04/27/2012 8:03:39 AM PDT by Comstock1 (You can't have Falstaff and have him thin.)
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To: Jonty30

http://www.avinc.com/uas/small_uas/wasp/

Check out this AeroVironment UAV. Also, have you read about the 6” UAV’s the size of a bluebird and that can perch on wires or fly through an open window and into a building with live cameras?

We are so far ahead of that hokey helicopter, especially since this is fake.

We are also developing weaponized drones that can fly into an individual person, guide by a camera...


22 posted on 04/27/2012 12:04:46 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I’ve heard about making drones that look like birds. I also am aware the military is working on drones the size of insects.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 10:11:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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