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Iran put the tech to knock drones out of the sky on the net a few years back. Still findable.

I was thinking considerably more low-tech and -budget than even that...

Y'know... rocks 'n guns 'n stuff...
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I was thinking considerably more low-tech and -budget than even that...

Y'know... rocks 'n guns 'n stuff...
I agree that hillbillies would try such things, if the drones flew low enough to see, or even hit them with non-military, low-caliber ordinance. Anyone owning a firearm that needs special permits would spend long periods of time behind bars for utilizing their anti-material rifle to destroy gov 'protected' equipment. Most likely(assumption); another reason the FAA said "nope"!
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I agree that hillbillies would try such things, if the drones flew low enough to see, or even hit them with non-military, low-caliber ordinance. Anyone owning a firearm that needs special permits would spend long periods of time behind bars for utilizing their anti-material rifle to destroy gov 'protected' equipment. Most likely(assumption); another reason the FAA said "nope"!

Uh, Anti Material rifles aren't something you can get with just a "permit". X-x I am pretty sure if they are solar powered they will be much higher in the atmosphere and, thus, not likely to be hit by any non-military grade stuff.
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Uh, Anti Material rifles aren't something you can get with just a "permit".
That depends on the State you live in. There are States in the nation that allow civilians to have Class-3, military grade weapons, like; Howitzers, .50cal and 20mm & 30mm anti-tank rifles. This excludes explosives, as these fall under another set of regulations.

There is a secret to getting these "permits"; 'it's your right', already have ownership.
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Just to give everyone a heads up there is a HUGE difference between a remote controlled thing and an autonomous one. Also keep in mind that these things can kill people. I highly doubt this project will go far.

Also to be clear... i see these as different from the ones Amazon are going to do because of the power requirement. Amazon will be hit with a ton of requirements and stuff the device must to in order to get approved. Amazon could basically just add a larger battery or something. While these will need to be light weight and probably wont be able to support all the extra stuff.
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Just to give everyone a heads up there is a HUGE difference between a remote controlled thing and an autonomous one. Also keep in mind that these things can kill people. I highly doubt this project will go far.
In The News

"Autonomous Delivery Drone Is Struck By Bird, Falls From Sky Onto Main Highway. 42 Cars Pile Up Killing 19 People. Third Autonomous Drone Accident Responsible For Deaths."

Yeah, I know, a bit long for today's style of headlines.
post #17 of 42
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That depends on the State you live in. There are States in the nation that allow civilians to have Class-3, military grade weapons, like; Howitzers, .50cal and 20mm & 30mm anti-tank rifles. This excludes explosives, as these fall under another set of regulations.

There is a secret to getting these "permits"; 'it's your right', already have ownership.

I'm not sure how anything that fires .50 BMG would ever be permitted to fall in to the hands of a civilian. Then again, the sheer thought horrifies me. X-x
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I was thinking considerably more low-tech and -budget than even that...

Y'know... rocks 'n guns 'n stuff...
free target practice

reminds me of Duck Hunt on Nintendo
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In The News

"Autonomous Delivery Drone Is Struck By Bird, Falls From Sky Onto Main Highway. 42 Cars Pile Up Killing 19 People. Third Autonomous Drone Accident Responsible For Deaths."

Yeah, I know, a bit long for today's style of headlines.

Anywhere that has a highway would have no need of these WiFi drones, they already have internet. The worst that would happen is that it falls out of the sky and kills a deer.
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I'm not sure how anything that fires .50 BMG would ever be permitted to fall in to the hands of a civilian. Then again, the sheer thought horrifies me. X-x
Not trying to be rude, it's simply because you have not *looked to educate yourself on your various rights. These 'rights' are also dependent on the State in which you reside. There are lots of people in the States who have legal ownership of anti-material rifles. What you should worry about is people who acquire any type of weapon off California Senators without authorization or oversight!
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