Remote Helicopter Firing


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Redlg155
March 23, 2012, 01:51 PM
This guy has a 1911 attached to a remote control helicopter. Is this even legal?...I will admit I have entertained the idea!:D

http://www.military.com/video/guns/pistols/guy-mounts-handgun-on-rc-helicopter/1524666944001/

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Eric M
March 23, 2012, 01:58 PM
No laws governing this as far as I know. I've seen it a few times.

wannabeagunsmith
March 23, 2012, 01:59 PM
Haha that was awesome whatever it was. The 'chopper handled the recoil very nicely it seemed.

Jeff H
March 23, 2012, 03:21 PM
That isn't real smart for either the firearm's community or the RC aircraft community. There always has to be someone doing something stupid and then something will go wrong and the legislatures will make a law about it.

I would have other non High road things to say, but I'll keep those to myself.

Oh, and that heli probably cost several thousand dollars, I have no idea why he would risk it.

gunnutery
March 23, 2012, 03:28 PM
He could've had more air time if he'd used a Glock :)

45_auto
March 23, 2012, 04:30 PM
If he had it set up so it would fire repeatedly while he held down the button on the control box, then it was an illegal machine gun!

brboyer
March 23, 2012, 04:52 PM
That isn't real smart for either the firearm's community or the RC aircraft community. There always has to be someone doing something stupid and then something will go wrong and the legislatures will make a law about it.

I would have other non High road things to say, but I'll keep those to myself.

Oh, and that heli probably cost several thousand dollars, I have no idea why he would risk it.

:confused:

:scrutiny:

Shadow 7D
March 23, 2012, 07:48 PM
depends
it could fall under 'booby trap' by being remotely triggered?

Lonestar49
March 23, 2012, 09:01 PM
He could've had more air time if he'd used a Glock


...

LMAO, have to agree here


Ls

rcmodel
March 23, 2012, 09:10 PM
I flew R/C aircraft and was the president of an R/C club for a lot of years.

And in that time, I saw a lot of radio glitches put me in front of spinning out-of-control helicopters, R/C boats flying up the bank into crowds, and diving or runaway planes crashing into the pits in the middle of a bunch of pilots.

Arming a R/C helo with a real gun is totally irresponsible in my opinion.
The difference between high-dollar redneck fun and shooting somebody is just a radio glitch or servo stall away, anytime the gun is armed.

rc

Redlg155
March 23, 2012, 09:21 PM
I take that a Hillbilly Reaper is not a good idea.

On the opposite end of the specrum, some of the most fun I had in the Army was firing at remote contol styrofoam planes. We would let loose with our M16a1s and M60s until someone got lucky and either hit the motor or structural component.

Carl N. Brown
March 23, 2012, 09:40 PM
Kinda hard to operate an armed remote control helicopter without "painting" (sweeping with the muzzle) a lot of unintended targets.

Muzzle discipline: Never let the muzzle sweep anyone or anything you would not want destroyed.

Kingofthehill
March 23, 2012, 09:47 PM
Oh, and that heli probably cost several thousand dollars, I have no idea why he would risk it.

Because some of us that fly are really good and you get bored doing the same ol' stuff and you want to kick it up a notch. I have about 4k into one of my heli's not to mention the other easy 2 grand i have for my FPV display and the Canon HV30 camcorder mounted on the belly with a pan/tilt.

I fly planes and Heli's... i have set a few up with Airsoft guns. Im talking actual firing barrels on a p-38 lightning.

RCModel- how long ago were you into flying? its pretty amazing today with data logging, transmitters kicking info back to an iPad, no glitches on 2.4ghz and no chance of someone else on your frequency unlike back in the day with Crystals.

i only did it because i already had a mount and the CG ready to hold my HD Camcorder i use for taking video's of events.

Kingofthehill
March 23, 2012, 09:59 PM
here is one with what appears to be a freaking AA12!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ttSwYNspw

Tommygunn
March 23, 2012, 11:29 PM
Ha ha .... "Blue Thunder, Jr.":evil:

Jeff H
March 24, 2012, 12:13 AM
Because some of us that fly are really good and you get bored doing the same ol' stuff and you want to kick it up a notch. I have about 4k into one of my heli's not to mention the other easy 2 grand i have for my FPV display and the Canon HV30 camcorder mounted on the belly with a pan/tilt.

LOLOL

That video wasn't showing someone that was too good and looking for the newest thrill, this one of Curtis is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowaVk7ozIs and we don't see him waving a gun around.


Anyone who has been in the R/C community knows the AMA is as paranoid about government regulation as we are about the feds regulating guns. Doing something like this is stupid and irresponsible.

Spaceman Spiff
March 24, 2012, 12:21 AM
took me a minute but now i remember what this story reminds me of: the grand theft auto rc missions! (which is probably not the most ringing endorsement concerning legality)

Ron_Miami
March 24, 2012, 02:43 AM
I believe the BATFE has ruled that electrically fired semi-autos are illegal as they are readily converted to auto.

Blackstone
March 24, 2012, 08:18 AM
Mentions gun-sight cameras at the end, I'll be keeping an eye on his progress

The Sarge
March 24, 2012, 08:27 AM
He was not "playing" with his toy in downtown Dallas with a crowd around.
What a guy does on private property his business.

With that said. Why in the heck do people feel the need to video everything they do and put it on the interweb thing?
"Here is a video of my arsenal and my ammo stash."
"Here is a video of me kissing my neighbors wife"

If you want privacy, then by all means exercise privacy in your own life, and leave it off the interweb doohickey.

Then the internet experts will have nothing to criticize :)

MachIVshooter
March 24, 2012, 10:45 AM
Seems awfully dangerous to me. I could see mounting a weapon on a ground vehicle, but planes and 'copters don't seem like a good idea.

At the very least, I'd want redundancy on the firing mechanism. A spring loaded latch that has to be moved by one servo before the other can pull the trigger. Even with the most modern equipment, low batteries can cause servos to freak out. My Picco 0.21-powered RC10GT with Futaba 4-channel twin stick transmitter went screaming away at 62 MPH more than once because of this.

mbopp
March 24, 2012, 11:43 AM
Yeah, Blue Thunder. The scene where the firing switch stuck.......

EvilGenius
March 24, 2012, 12:35 PM
It looks really dangerous...













...and kinda fun. I don't want that liability though.




Off topic, but I work with the guy that did all the major modifications and flight testing on the on the Blue Thunder Gazelle.

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