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Old February 11, 2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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Sporting Drones

Don't know if this is a repeat but looks like fun!
I understand this is just outside of Phoenix.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/no8zlkltuc...1080p.mov?dl=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLLAKnVej9o
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Old February 11, 2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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This looks like more fun.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...85761416,d.eXY
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Old February 11, 2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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Holy crap.

Dude.

I need to hire those guys.

My customers are a bunch of rednecks, they'd frigging love it.*

(*I would too lol)
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Old February 11, 2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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Jeeze I was born to soon!

R/C airplanes and shooting together!!!

We used to fly Combat R/C on occasion.
Pulling crape paper streamers and trying to cut the other guys tail off.

But even that gets pretty expensive with the broken radio gear, & engines, and such!

I imagine there is a pretty high cover charge to get in that shotgun game!

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Old February 12, 2015, 12:11 AM   #5
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That is so COOL !!!! I thought sporting clays was fun, this is ridiculous!
I would love to have the opportunity to experience this.

RC, I've built so many Balsa planes with rice paper or silk wings, had my tail "clipped" lots, those were the days! Does anyone fly control line planes anymore?
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Old February 12, 2015, 01:25 AM   #6
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I guess they still fly U-Control Combat still today.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e10bGw-ilpE

I was pretty good at R/C combat.

But I could never get halfway around the circle with a U-Control trainer!


Those and Mono-line Speed evaded my skill level for spinning around in circles real fast without falling down!!!

208 MPH!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4vAw1CC4A3g

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Old February 12, 2015, 07:04 AM   #7
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And to think, a certain unnamed idiot that shall remain my brother has been talking about the farm buying a drone to take aerial photos of the crops as cheaper than using the airplane.

I have just found another reason to vote no on the idea.

OK, I'll be good... I have to wonder just how much those people will have to charge to carry damages, initial investment, travel and ammunition. It seems like a lot of money just to shoot at a toy airplane. I'm willing to bet they could buy a couple throwers and a box of clay pigeons and still have money left over to take everybody out for steak dinners afterward.
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Old February 12, 2015, 07:36 AM   #8
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I saw this a few years ago on RFC. I thought it was the coolest thing. The price was pretty high though.
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Old February 12, 2015, 01:40 PM   #9
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I'm told this is at Ben Avery outside Phoenix.
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Old February 12, 2015, 01:47 PM   #10
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There are you tube videos of this happening in lots of places from Florida to California. That drone can hit 80 mph, and in the hands of a skilled controller can make you look real bad - but it also raises a lot of money for charity.
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Old February 12, 2015, 07:36 PM   #11
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I want to try that someday. It looks like a lot of fun.
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Old February 12, 2015, 09:21 PM   #12
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Aww, man. I thought y'all were talking about shooting down gummint drones.
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Old February 12, 2015, 10:39 PM   #13
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Aww, man. I thought y'all were talking about shooting down gummint drones.
I hear a town in Colorado is selling drone hunting permits now.

I'm ready for a road trip.

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Old February 13, 2015, 09:04 AM   #14
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Trent,

You always have the coolest toys. I'm gonna have to friend you on the social media and plan to take a trip to have some fun with you.
Yeah, that's right, I just self invited

I'll make sure to ingratiate myself with that beast of a dog of yours first. Half a cow ought to do it.
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Old February 13, 2015, 10:05 AM   #15
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LOL!

Just make sure the fun is friendly and you don't bring 3 of your closest friends to try to take my stuff. We've got 6 shooters living in this house, and well armed neighbors that watch out for strangers; the odds are not in an aggressors favor, well fed dog or no.

I'm only being half sarcastic this time, BTW.

In all seriousness, I'm always looking for an excuse to get the toys out and hit the range, so if you ever pass through feel free to gimme a buzz.
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Old February 13, 2015, 12:53 PM   #16
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I chuckled at the thread title, thinking it was a play on words about annoyed citizens dropping drones from the sky.
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Old February 13, 2015, 03:45 PM   #17
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I have seen the Gnay shooting before, I think it started and is big over in Europe,

Now the Drone thing, that is crazy! Wish I had that kinda money!

If a drone flies over my house is that my air space? Can I shoot it down?

(just kidding NSA)
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Old February 13, 2015, 06:49 PM   #18
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Eons ago I saw a VHS tape by Dillon(?) It was about a machine gun shoot and the targets were RC airplanes.
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Old February 13, 2015, 07:29 PM   #19
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"Machine Gun Magic"

I remember that video!!!

I have heard there is an annual machinegun shoot that uses RC planes as well. (Big Sandy?)
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Old February 13, 2015, 08:04 PM   #20
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Those aren't drones, those are RC airplanes. :P


Sorry, as someone who builds and flies RC multirotors and planes it bugs me to see the 'drone' buzzword be applied to anything remote controled and flying. It'd be like the media calling your Ruger 10/22 an "assault rifle" because it's black and has a 30 round 'ammo clip' :P

That machine gun shoot at the RC plane looks super fun though! IDK if I'd rather be fying or shooting!
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Old February 13, 2015, 08:43 PM   #21
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Hoosier if it helps that was meant tongue and cheek, I to build and flew both U-Control and RC probably long before you were born. But no harm intended.
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Old February 13, 2015, 08:54 PM   #22
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I see. It's an uphill battle anyhow at this point, everyone calls anything that flies 'drones' now regardless. I blame the MSM.

I can't see the video you posted, I can only see the YouTube link posted by the other fella.

Got an alternate source for yours?
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Old February 14, 2015, 12:18 PM   #23
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLLAKnVej9o
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Old February 14, 2015, 04:35 PM   #24
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I found a link to the big sandy shoot where they shoot machineguns at RC planes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR5BtXP0s0o

The RC footage starts about 1:30 in to the video.
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Old February 14, 2015, 05:57 PM   #25
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Here's another one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hScLd2Yb5v4
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