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Posted 6/11/16 , edited 6/11/16
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/06/man-who-built-gun-drone-flamethrower-drone-argues-faa-cant-regulate-him/

I think the gun drone is pretty scary, but the turkey roasting drone is a-ok! What do you think?


Here is a video of the gun drone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqHrTtvFFIs
And the turkey roast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmD3rXUR1Tw


The FAA lawyer's argument why it should be regulated:

The respondents’ use of a UAS falls within the scope of the FAA’s authority as set forth in the plain language of the above statutory and regulatory scheme. Specifically, the UAS shown in the respondents’ videos is an "aircraft" because, even though it is unmanned, it is a contrivance/device that is invented, used, or designed to fly in the air.


The defense attorney's argument

The present case is one of first impression—no Article III Court has had occasion to examine the scope of the term "aircraft" as used in the FAA organic statute or 14 C.F.R. § 1.1. The statutory definition of aircraft is ambiguous, and the FAA’s construction is patently absurd. Sure, §40102(a)(6) and 14 C.F.R. §1.1 looks simple enough. A thing, any thing, that flies.

The verb fly, as in "fly in the air," is not so plain, though. There is fly in the sense of airborne locomotion, like how birds fly from one place to another. But . . . flags also fly, when attached to a pole, don’t they? We also say that plastic bags or bits of paper carried on the air fly about—isn’t that a motif in American Beauty? And don’t we say that bullets or knives or any airborn dangerous object—don’t they fly through the air too, especially when there are lots of them? Baseballs can go pretty high—we call it a "fly ball." Okay.

For the sake of the argument, let’s imagine the "airborne locomotion" definition is the only one. That leaves . . . Frisbees. Clay pigeons. Paper airplanes. A pole for pole vaulting. A good pair of basketball sneakers. A rubber band. Spitballs. Anything juggled. A birthday balloon. Hand tossed pizza dough. Ceramic plates during a lovers’ spat. Genetically engineered fruit flies, bacteria, pollen. Alright, alright.
Posted 6/11/16
Fuck..... these hillbillies evolved and become smart.
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Just from the description, it seems there's various problems with this, but good on him, I guess.
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KarenAraragi wrote:

Fuck..... these hillbillies evolved and become smart.


My fiance is from Bibb City, Georgia and he's 100% redneck-hillbilly. Trust me, they are the people you want on your side when SHTF.
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Flamethrowers are legal where i'm at too.. That would come in handy to take care of the Wasp problem I got.
Posted 6/11/16 , edited 6/11/16
I love flamethrowers
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i bet he didn't even marinate the turkey. shame on him
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Sogno- wrote:

i bet he didn't even marinate the turkey. shame on him


Think of the carcinogens.
Posted 6/11/16

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KarenAraragi wrote:

Fuck..... these hillbillies evolved and become smart.


My fiance is from Bibb City, Georgia and he's 100% redneck-hillbilly. Trust me, they are the people you want on your side when SHTF.


Is a joke.... mostly a joke. Mean no offense Mam.
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KarenAraragi wrote:


Gunsmith_Girl wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

Fuck..... these hillbillies evolved and become smart.


My fiance is from Bibb City, Georgia and he's 100% redneck-hillbilly. Trust me, they are the people you want on your side when SHTF.


Is a joke.... mostly a joke. Mean no offense Mam.


None taken. We make fun of each other all the time. People get offended. We both have a twisted sense of humor.
Posted 6/11/16 , edited 6/11/16
Lol yasss I love both of them with equal measure. If their drones paired with glocks/flamethrowers are not technically illegal in these cases, then I don't see an issue with either of them. If the FAA doesn't like it, then they need to push for more specific laws for the use of drones. Until they do that though, I'm just wondering what that turkey tastes like...
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My god, that defense statement...He's just laughing his ass off somewhere.
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Posted 6/11/16 , edited 6/11/16

Elynne06 wrote:

Lol yasss I love both of them with equal measure. If their drones paired with glocks/flamethrowers are not technically illegal in these cases, then I don't see an issue with either of them. If the FAA doesn't like it, then they need to push for more specific laws for the use of drones. Until they do that though, I'm just wondering what that turkey tastes like...


Glock 18 FTW! Fully-automatic. I shot one before and I can't explain how awesome it was. It dumped that magazine in a second.


And I agree! The FAA can suck an egg!
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Posted 6/11/16
Nope! Both should be ban. The Flamethrower drone will just start a forest fire or worse several blocks of homes on fire if done in the backyard. The gun drone - imagine gangs using them or accidentally getting shot by your neighbor's kid - friendly fire. Unless the drones are used in a military situation, I see no purpose for the public to have them. As it is, drone owners have been reported to have flown them dangerously close to airplanes at airports and rescue helicopters.
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Numbnuts will go down in legal history as the idiot that forced a revision to FAA regulations and ruined it for everyone else. ;p

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