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Old 08-22-2022, 02:47 PM
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Oh I wouldn't discount the few home grown idiots who somehow think a 10/20 lb payload of homemade explosives is going to make some sort of statement. The true terrorists are only interested in large significant targets requiring big payloads for emphasis. Now a full size 172 could carry how much? A cube van how much? Now a fully indoctrinated terrorist is willing to die for the cause so no need for remote detonation. So if you were a terrorist which would you think has the greatest chance of success?
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Originally Posted by Propworn View Post
Oh I wouldn't discount the few home grown idiots who somehow think a 10/20 lb payload of homemade explosives is going to make some sort of statement. The true terrorists are only interested in large significant targets requiring big payloads for emphasis. Now a full size 172 could carry how much? A cube van how much? Now a fully indoctrinated terrorist is willing to die for the cause so no need for remote detonation. So if you were a terrorist which would you think has the greatest chance of success?
As usual, more spin to deflect from Franklin's point.

On purpose or just clueless?

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Old 08-24-2022, 11:54 AM
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I agree with the OP the technology is there to accomplish a nefarious task with some available drones today. And true that development has come from the UAV sector for not only the professional but the “hot damn,” gotta have guy to peek at a sunbathing neighbor.

The payload issues outlined by other’s comments add validity to the drone’s delivery usefulness. That also points to the now apparently dead front door grocery delivery systems so hyped just a few years ago.

Unless you are delivering a pack of toilet paper or box of large condoms, the drone needs to be large, noisy and capable of navigating through a neighborhood of power lines, trees, swimming pools, fences, parked vehicles, etc., likely only being capable of dropping the payload in the middle of the street.

It is not to say some determined idiot won’t try to hurt people, but it is less likely to succeed with enough damage to be harmful.

The FAA’s task to control airspace for everyone’s safety has merit. Unfortunately, AMA threw us under the bus along with the mentally deranged and Joe Camel yahoos rather than separating and prompting sensible and responsible modelers.
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
As usual, more spin to deflect from Franklin's point.

On purpose or just clueless?

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Good grief Franklin has to quit picking his wingmen from the Minions LOL. Of course if one sets the standards low enough I guess there is a good chance he would never be disappointed.


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Old 08-24-2022, 03:35 PM
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
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Old 08-26-2022, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Propworn View Post
Good grief Franklin has to quit picking his wingmen from the Minions LOL. Of course if one sets the standards low enough I guess there is a good chance he would never be disappointed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74XSxVK-ZWc
At least Franklin has people that can and do support him. In your case, you have Speed
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
At least Franklin has people that can and do support him. In your case, you have Speed
Hydro, why are you bringing me into this?
Old 08-26-2022, 07:07 PM
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Just to see if you were paying attention
I've been gone for two weeks so I didn't want to have you think I had forgotten you
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Lol, ok

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