useful DIY UAV

Sarad AV jtrjtrjtr2001 at
Fri Dec 12 05:02:24 PST 2008

The tail of the chopper is not visible in most part of the video. it's also not clear why the camera shaked. is it some movie trick.


--- On Fri, 12/12/08, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:

> From: Eugen Leitl <eugen at>
> Subject: useful DIY UAV
> To: cypherpunks at
> Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 3:51 AM
> This modded Bergen Gasser EB remote-controlled helicopter
> has a handgun on
> its nose. Yes. A handgun. And as you can see in the video,
> it can also be
> fired remotely.
> On its own, the Gasser EB is a mean, noisy machine. At 54
> inches long, it's
> equipped with a 34.5-inch (800-millimeter) blade, and a
> gasoline engine
> powerful enough to resist the drag of a hefty handgun.
> Which is precisely
> what the owner of this beast, Jim Simmons, added to it: A
> Springfield 1911-A
> .45 caliber weapon.
> Simmons also added a remote-controlled firing system. And
> if you think that's
> pretty stupid because the pilot on the ground won't be
> able to aim, think
> again: He also added a gun-sight digital camera. In other
> words: This is a
> fully-armed mini-UAV, which you can actually use to fly
> anywhere, aim, and
> fire at whatever target you want.
> Yeah, this is exactly how documentaries about loads of dead
> people start. Or
> maybe not people, but polar bears and elks.

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