May 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm #12263
I have a friend that’s involved in the DIY drone community. I’m tinkering around with use while in Alaska. This got me to thinking about possibilities in using drone (or unmanned aerial vehicle UAV) in SHTF conditions. Costs are coming down and I’m already seeing how handy they are to get a birds-eye-view of what’s happening on the ground. Here’s some links of you’re interested in learning more.
DIY Drone community http://diydrones.com/May 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm #12266
There’s a lot of gear and supplies I’d get long before a drone.
Pretty much everything else.May 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm #12268
My son and I like tinkering with fun gadgets. In summer trip to Alaska we’re going to definitely have some fun with it.May 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm #12269
Considering its not illegal for a private citizen to own a drone , similar to what the cops and military have , it just takes money . Given that , too bad there are no patriotic ultra rich , would be interesting to have a privately owned fleet of ” Red Baron ” drones , for the sole purpose of shooting down other drones used by the enemy of the people .
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.May 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm #12271
There might be, Tolik. I’d doubt they’d want it well known that they are lol.
The technology an know how is out there, wouldn’t take a whole lot to build one out of scrap materials.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.May 3, 2014 at 11:37 pm #12272
Most of them are pusher props arn’t they ? that leaves the whole front end as a gun platform , and signal jamming electronics .May 4, 2014 at 12:04 am #12274
Tolik, Mr Red, creative ideas. My playing around with UAV on rural ‘recon’ missions it’s a handy gadget to have ‘eyes-in-the-sky.’ I’m going to use one next trip to Alaska and it’s pretty easy to stay legal doing it. Best to stay safe and legal. Not draw unwanted attention. I’m sticking with rural applications.May 4, 2014 at 1:48 am #12285
LOL , then when you land the thing , paint little swastika kill flags on the side , like the WW2 fighters did for each plane they shot down .May 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm #12315
I agree with Mr. Red on that there maybe some that have develop them and no one knows.May 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm #12324
I like the idea of some form of drone. As I mentioned in another thread about balloons, having the ability to see what’s out in the space without putting your people there then you have a huge advantage against a potential adversary who lacks the technological prowess.
If I can have any combat multiplier, I’m going to take it when I can. RC planes, or balloons, or these newer open source drones, all can be used by the prepper/citizen defender to keep them an their people alive.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.May 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm #12325
I can’t help but think of the times I followed a bee back to the hive, so I could destroy the hive.
Just sayinMay 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm #12339
Yep 1974. If a drone were to fly over my property and was within range I would shoot the freaking thing down in 2 seconds flat. There is a rich, ‘city’ guy that keeps his plane on his big farm – moved here a couple of years ago. Little f’er started flying really low, basically buzzing people’s places also scaring the crap out of the livestock on weekends in the early evening when he was out here. Some of the long-time ‘mayors’ (one lives two farms out) told everyone that was complaining not to worry, they’d handle it….heard lots of gunfire that night from all about – hasn’t happened since.May 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm #12340
LOL , its fun being an ******* ……………………until people start shooting at you .May 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm #12342
Alaska should be fun place to play around with the technology back in the bush country. See some areas and wildlife that are fairly inaccessible. The UAV not noisy at all. Take some pictures / video etc.May 5, 2014 at 8:43 pm #12440
I have two ‘devices’ that serve as early warning. They are intelligent and can operate autonomously so that they can warn me even if I’m sleeping. they’re self-transporting … which is good because at 50 Kg each they would be a pack-load. They’re also capable of limited self-defense. In addition, they run on completely organic fuel:
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