Tragic, ‘cuz it’s so easy to make a real one.
posted on 04/25/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT
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It is tragic. It is tragic WE DO NOT HAVE THEM IN THE CIVILIAN WORLD. Perhaps we need them.
posted on 04/25/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT
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Tragic, cuz its so easy to make a real one.
Hardly. I know someone who tried. He put a rifle sans stock onto an Xheli quadcopter and fired one round through it. If he'd thought about the physics a bit more, he might have predicted that it would spin in the air like a top and crash to the ground out of control. Which is exactly what it did. Quadcopters work because they're light and have little mass. When you discharge a weapon from an unanchored lightweight flying platform, the whole "equal and opposite reaction" thing kicks in, and your copter goes flying in the opposite direction. If your firarm isn't discharging in perfect alignment with your aircraft center of mass and direction of thrust, the off center discharge will cause the aircraft to spin on its centerline.
He didn't try it again.
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