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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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What do you think about drones?

Posted October 19, 2012, 16:41:26 PM Logged

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Other than the fact that they're ungodly expensive, and that owning/using one would likely get me thrown in the klink without any sort of release date, I think they're great! They have a full scale replica of an Air Force UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) hanging from the ceiling of the Smithsonian Air & Space museum, and I took a few snapshots of it on my visit to DC back in March, and I needed a hand towel to keep the drool from becoming embarrassing. Smiley



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Posted October 19, 2012, 17:23:11 PM Logged
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I think I would need 3-4 hand towels if I went there, it is a shame they have it so high up that one can not see it up close.

If I get to see one of these I would need a box of tissue, but not for drool  innocent
Edit: link removed

I would love to build a drone, maybe someday. I have a feeling my son will build one before I do though  Smiley




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Posted October 19, 2012, 20:01:35 PM
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Bummer!

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Interestingly enough, I did a Google Image search for that image, using the filename, and MY image, above, came up. Smiley

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Sorry Dave the link works for me, I'll remove it and upload an image in a sec.
edit: changes made.

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Oh, yes. That image came up, too. Smiley

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Just goes to show you: the bigger the boys, the bigger the toys! Cheesy

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Don't think my budget will streach that far. Do they have an RC version with fireworks?

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I can't afford one either Snowcrash, The most I can hope for is to be able to work on 1 one day.
A rc version would sure be nice, great idea about there about fireworks  thumbsup

Posted November 07, 2012, 17:36:29 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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Thought this kinda followed on from this thread:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21576376

Oh and Snowy, you want RC with fireworks?


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nice video, and article  thumbsup

Posted March 04, 2013, 15:50:14 PM Logged

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Great minds think alike? DD and Diesel. This is link to other thread.

I do like the vid of dodgy fireworks  Grin

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Offline DD1975
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I think the captions make that vid, especially the camera on the carrier as it sails off  lol

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