Skip to comments.Wierd, Unknown Drone Photographed Hovering Over Oakland Neighborhoods
Posted on 02/12/2013 3:49:51 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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Speaking purely hypothetically, of course, anything that hovers and is four feet across is a potential rifle target at up to five hundred yards away or more for the equally hypothetical skilled shooter.
Awww. You mean you don’t trust your government? Government is really nice people, they would neeeeevvvveeer violate innocent citizens’ rights. They would never snoop on people without a warrant. They would never violate our rights.
Wierd, unknown word at Free Republic.
Those are landing gear, folks. This is a HEXACOPTER- Look for YouTube video - anyone can buy one
That’s a “hex-copter” (there are also “quad-copters” and “octo-copters” ... the antenna looking things are landing gear, and there’s a camera in a gimbal mount between them.
The multi-rotor copters are remarkably stable, and remarkably powerful. Each rotor is independently driven by its own miniature motor, computer control allows steering and directional motion by varying the speed of the individual motors.
It looks like a hobby helicopter that can carry a compact video camera. I saw one demonstrated that looked similar a few weeks back.
On the other hand, Oakland is a longstanding Holder city with a pretty bad gang problem so a few well-placed hellfire missiles on that city might be considered urban renewal.
FUBO & FAD
Looks like one of these.
Not US military, for private sale. Located in Greece.
> Those are almost certainly antennae on the bottom of that thing. Given how small they are, its either snooping cell phone traffic or wifi.
Or maybe they’re just landing gear... lol
Hmm. In Oakland, they call that a drone. In my neck of the woods, we call that a “target.”
I’m sure the military models are hardened, high flying and fast making them difficult (or impossible) to shoot down with small arms, but the thing pictured here would be a sitting duck. Think what a net would do to that thing let alone a few rounds of 556.
Seriously I would like to build one with a surveillance camera but not to spy on anyone just to be able to see the view from up there. Most wireless cams for public use not have that much range from what I’ve seen. I wonder his far away the government’s drones can transmit? Anyone know?
Seriously I would like to build one with a surveillance camera but not to spy on anyone just to be able to see the view from up there. Most wireless cams for public use don’t have that much range from what I’ve seen. I wonder his far away the government’s drones can transmit? Anyone know?
WE HAVE A WIN-N-A-A-A-H-H-H-HH!!!!
Wouldn’t it be cool for some hobbyists to build some and fly them into a Congessional hearing for impact and to send a message?...lol
why aren’t they being shot down by the residents?
Good luck shooting it with a rifle.
Jus' sayin' ...
And here’s Anthony Cumia’s that he ran this weekend after the snow.
Yes, you have to have money to own one, but it’s nothing sinister.
A few Snaro Bird Points, a Guy Fawkes mask and a nice takedown recurve that fits in a backpack and Voila! Silent Snooper Killer!
1. You would be arrested as a terrorist.
2. Drone control laws would be passed.
That's no shot for a shooter...
(...with adequate target aspect -- a good scope -- and some excellent high velocity rounds)
2A humor only... :-)
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