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  1. just waiting
    just waiting December 13, 2012 9:25 am


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

  2. Claire
    Claire December 13, 2012 9:28 am

    🙂 Well, you can always get one for yourself, jw. And have fun!

  3. G.W.F.
    G.W.F. December 13, 2012 9:55 am

    I know what I want for Christmas now 🙂

  4. EN
    EN December 13, 2012 10:09 am

    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
    LarryA December 13, 2012 10:15 am

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

  6. Joel
    Joel December 13, 2012 11:03 am

    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
    JWG December 13, 2012 6:17 pm

    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
    Matt, another December 13, 2012 7:05 pm

    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
    IndividualAudienceMember December 14, 2012 12:44 am

    … And let the Drone Wars begin.

    Or is that, continue?

  10. R.L. Wurdack
    R.L. Wurdack December 14, 2012 8:10 am

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

  11. JWG
    JWG December 14, 2012 8:44 am

    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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