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Schweisshund said:
This is pretty cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ttSwYN ... re=related

(video of a RC Helicopter with onboard rifle)

All it needs is an onboard wifi cam, and you can go deer hunting with it :lol:
Reminds me of that scene in "Vantage Point" where that guy uses a smartphone to remote control a rifle to shoot the president. Scary stuff.
 

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cool, but not very practicle with that 12 gauge. at the close range that thing would need to be at to be effective you could probably throw a rock into the propeller blades and bring it down
 

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175FO said:
cool, but not very practicle with that 12 gauge. at the close range that thing would need to be at to be effective you could probably throw a rock into the propeller blades and bring it down
I wouldn't want to be in rock throwing range with that thing bearing down on me. Even with a hundred rocks.

Want a neat and cheap weapons system? Figure out how to pilot a swarm of those (say 25). Who cares if you lose a few to rocks? They're cheap. And they've got shotguns.
 

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Ahh, the AA-12, the shotgun that's been shot down more times than Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
ShotgunWorld link for those that enjoy a little controversy. :lol: :shock: :roll:

It occurs to me to wonder ... if, as it looked, that there were cardboard boxes set up as targets for the Hunter/Killercopter, then why was there no footage of the extensive damage wrought by such an awesome display of 12-gauge pwnage?
Maybe ... it was too devastating?
Or, perhaps, ... it wasn't?
 

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CoffeeMate said:
Well, would you look at that? Time mark 01:30, it moves backwards when it fires.

:lol:

(Or maybe that's just some optical effect from the speed of sound moving through the camera to the ground or something)
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Fallschirmjäger said:
Ahh, the AA-12, the shotgun that's been shot down more times than Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
ShotgunWorld link for those that enjoy a little controversy. :lol: :shock: :roll:

It occurs to me to wonder ... if, as it looked, that there were cardboard boxes set up as targets for the Hunter/Killercopter, then why was there no footage of the extensive damage wrought by such an awesome display of 12-gauge pwnage?
Maybe ... it was too devastating?
Or, perhaps, ... it wasn't?
Looked through the link. Yeah, poor performer for sure...if you are trying to fill a non-shotgun roll with a shotgun. It works as intended so not sure how it has been shot down. Maybe there is some other information out that I have not seen that goes into detail about poor quality, reliability issues etc of the AA12. Anyhow, it is not the end all be all of weapons but is impressive, atleast to me. Not sure why they didn't show the close up of the boxes other than it looked to be initial testing of the platform capability to integrate a weapon system and not a technology demonstration of a developed system.
 

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Flatbad-hd said:
[quote="Fallschirmjäger":3sjx7nh9]Ahh, the AA-12, the shotgun that's been shot down more times than Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
ShotgunWorld link for those that enjoy a little controversy. :lol: :shock: :roll:

It occurs to me to wonder ... if, as it looked, that there were cardboard boxes set up as targets for the Hunter/Killercopter, then why was there no footage of the extensive damage wrought by such an awesome display of 12-gauge pwnage?
Maybe ... it was too devastating?
Or, perhaps, ... it wasn't?
Looked through the link. Yeah, poor performer for sure...if you are trying to fill a non-shotgun roll with a shotgun. It works as intended so not sure how it has been shot down. Maybe there is some other information out that I have not seen that goes into detail about poor quality, reliability issues etc of the AA12. Anyhow, it is not the end all be all of weapons but is impressive, atleast to me. Not sure why they didn't show the close up of the boxes other than it looked to be initial testing of the platform capability to integrate a weapon system and not a technology demonstration of a developed system.[/quote:3sjx7nh9]

Oh, no, the AA12 is a fine, reliable weapon, constructed of quality materials. It's just that it's a weapon looking for a niche that in roughly 20 years no one has carved out.
It's not an infantry weapon
It's not a CQB weapon
It's not aerial platform weapon (at least not in that it does something another weapon can't do as well or better)
It Might be a checkpoint weapon, but there are other weapons that, again, can do the same job as well or better.

Heck, I own a USAS-12 (which I think is better); I've lugged that mutha enough times to know that the weapon system has more drawbacks than advantages.
 

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I don't understand how this weapon, or any other kind of firearm mounted on a radio-controlled helicopter, is aimed.
Is there a camera on board, giving a "first person shooter" view down the gun barrel?
Is there any kind of sighting system?
Or does the operator on the ground just guess-estimate when it looks like the shotgun is pointing toward the target?
Right now, it looks quite slow and inaccurate.

When this r/c helicopter can chase down and shoot r/c trucks on land or boats on ponds and lakes, THEN I'll take it seriously.
 

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There's a small video camera located to the side of the shotgun, but as far as I know there's no targeting software (or at least none that has been bragged about.)

You're supposed to see what it is and then imagine what it "could one day become". :?

Nice model ? working concept.
 

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with an onboard camera:


and a competent pilot:


the possibilites are limitless :righton:
 

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galvatron said:
Wonder what ATF thinks about this?
They don't care, you just need $200 and a time machine. Not sure if any were sold on a form 4 before 1986.

Was anybody else cringing when he started shooting that door 2" away without safety glasses?
 
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