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Originally posted by stirling
Firstly, drones fly at thirty plus thousand feet i think....they are invisible, and noisless at that height very probably.....
Shooting one down wouldnt really be possible without a shoulder fired missile, and maybe that would be too far outranged as well....
The shoulder fired AAA is for close to ground defenses, the mounted stuff is for heights.
Secondly it would make far more sense to contaminate the fuel, destroy the drones on the ground ,screw up the control by freq jamming devices or other nefarious means....the chances of success are greater.
As too shooting one down you would need at LEAST a 50 caliber full auto MG one round probably wound do it from anything smaller....exploding bullets would be nice as well.....
The drones are well protected by their height and stealth...if anyone could shpot one down, the Taliban would have by now, they have all kinds of AAA missiles for shoulder firing, as well as possibly a few old grails or sams....certaainly Heavy MGs......
Iran so far is the only contestant to win a prize.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by beezzer
I can think of some roof top artwork that can be read from the drone can't expand on that cause curising is agianst tc violations.
Build yourself a Drone NOW (before they become illegal)
Francis Fukuyama isn't your standard tech guy. He's a policy guy at Stanford that writes hefty books on very philosophical topics. That's why his detailed blog post on his efforts to build a surveillance drone are so cool. Here's a little video of the test of his drone outside of his office at Stanford. youtu.be...
Francis makes two simple observations that are worth repeating. Here's the first one:
"I don’t have to spell out the implications of this. I want to have my drone before the government makes them illegal."
The Inevitable Ban on Drone Tech
I agree with Francis, it's pretty clear that drones will become illegal sooner than later. Let me run through a scenario for you. I'm going to have some fun with it:
The ban will likely start by closing down the drone flight amateur loophole -- under 400ft, line of site, away from built up areas (which Francis obviously violated with his test flight). You will need a license to fly even small drones. Commercial licenses will be very restrictive (right now it's illegal to take pictures from a drone for commercial purposes).
However, that's not going to last. There will be too many violations as people build and use drones without regard to the legal restrictions. It will then be made illegal to own a drone w/o a very restrictive license.
Of course, that won't last long either. People will continue to build and use them using generic parts. This technology will prove way to useful and too easy to access. At that point, like we have seen recently with efforts to put limits on general purpose computing (ACTA, SOPA, etc.), we are going to see the following:
Bans on general purpose robotic technology from hardware to software.
Controls on general purpose fabrication technology (since parts can be made with these technologies). There will be lots of support from commercial patent and copyright holders for government bans on 3D fabrication.
Controls on people that know how to build drones. Dangerous people must be tracked and monitored (I had a physics teacher once who designed nuclear bombs, he couldn't travel more than 50 miles w/o government authorization -- it would be much easier to do that for many more people now using modern tech).
Now, all of these steps will accelerate to the end point if a single terrorist incident is based on drone tech.
So, what should you do?
Build yourself a drone. Before they are made illegal.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Its self defense, you saw a drone above you and you shot it down..simples..SELF DEFENSE, plain and easy.
I know that many of us are responding with humor because it really is so surreal to face the notion
Originally posted by fixer1967
I am thinking that the first person to take one down is going to be a 10 year old kid that has never shoot a gun. He is going to do it by hacking the command uplink singal. He may not be able to fly it but he sure can crash it.
Originally posted by Juggernog
Dude, I understand what youre saying and I also agree with it.
Ten or so years ago, I wouldve never, ever thought that, very soon we would actually be discussing having drones watching over us and audio recorders at intersections listening to everything we say.
I know one thing for sure, the people and era that I remember in the 80s/90s, would never have allowed something like this.
Damnit man, I want that time and those people back.