When you think about getting a drone, you probably picture those nice camera-mounted drones that everyone is talking about. But why just fly your regular garden drone when you can turn it into something truly amazing?
Ready to take your drone projects to a whole new level? Let’s start!
1. Attach a machine gun to it
It is common knowledge that militaries around the world are beginning to use armed drones in places that are too dangerous to be sent by ground troops, but did you know that there are civilians who make homemade armed drones?
Let me introduce you to the Russian blogger FPSRussia, who demonstrated the «Charlene», a drone armed with a machine gun with a 100-round clip. It can fly at speeds up to 30 miles per hour and a quarter mile high.
As you can see, it is capable of inflicting quite significant damage on almost any target. However, according to FPSRussia, the technology will not be available on the mass market for another 15 years. Not only that, but this is a military gadget and not something you want to fly in your backyard.
However, if you are interested in building your own armed drone, there are options.
Drone lovers can mount a BB machine gun on the drone, as YouTuber Absorber of Light did in this video.
Some of the components you will need to build this drone include:
- CD drive motor.
- Plastic body of the handle with a slit on the side.
- Servo drive for “launching” explosives that enter the handle body.
- A very small funnel for storing a supply of explosives.
- Clear plastic tube for «positive air pressure» from under one propeller.
- Wireless servo and toggle switch to turn on the gun motor.
- Wireless server and momentary switch for pistol firing (pellet feeding).
- Battery (or disconnect the drone’s power supply, if available).
Because this rig is essentially a standalone BB gun mount and does not require integration into the drone itself, it can be mounted on top of an existing drone. This assumes that your drone has a payload capacity. Or you can build your own DIY drone just for this purpose.
2. Remotely cast your line
This video shows a few applications including some of the newly invented drones, but one of the most amazing is the Aguadrone.
The Aguadrone floats in salt or fresh water and comes with advanced electronic devices that can help people who love fishing. What is this investment? You can attach a fish finder box, waterproof camera and takeaway bait.
It’s the last one that’s especially interesting. If you’ve ever gone fishing where you tried to get your line far, especially when sea fishing, it can be very difficult to get your line exactly where you want it. With this drone, you can simply attach your line to the drone, land it where you want your line to go, and then release the line into the water.
This is the next generation of fishing!
Believe it or not, the concept of «drone fishing» is becoming a growing movement around the world. People who are passionate about both fishing and technology use their drones for «remote casting». Now people can stand on the beach and pull out their line far into deep waters effortlessly than a 60-second drone flight over the waves.
If you’d like to join this growing movement, here are a few basic things you’ll need:
- Any drone will work.
- Clothes hanger (or quick release clip).
- Rod, line and bait.
As soon as you drone the drone over the place where you want your bait was in the water, you just pull the line . It either slides off the slightly upwardly curved hanger or the quick release clip. Either method works well.
With a drone, you can really increase your chances of catching the prize fish you’ve always dreamed of but could never achieve!
3. Capturing and reporting illegal activities
If you’re an environmentalist, you probably care deeply about how animals are treated in the food industry. Some environmental journalists are so deeply concerned that they have received leaked videos from farms (or food factories) to show appalling conditions for animals (such as the video filmed in the movie Forks Over Knives).
Drones are joining the arsenal these journalists use to expose «big farming» and the crimes (or at least unethical activities) sometimes committed in the industry against animals.
But if you are planning to start use drones for spying there are a few things you should keep in mind, unless you want to end up in jail.
- Never invade private property (flying over private land) with a drone. It’s illegal in most places.
- Never try to «spy» on government offices or bases. This is a federal crime.
- Never fly drones in an emergency to get footage. This can interfere with the work of emergency teams.
- Do not record people without their consent.
If you’re going to use drone video as a form of journalism, that’s fine. In fact, this kind of journalism, especially in trying to expose wrongdoing, is a great thing. However, it is important to adhere to the ethical principles of journalism, and to study and comply with all laws regarding the use of drones in the area you hope to research.
Drones are a new and powerful tool for any journalist. But, as with any other investigative journalism activity, you must use common sense to avoid trouble.
4. Make money from aerial photography
Want to be really crazy with your drone? Why not try to go crazy like a fox and make tons of money from your investments?
If you have a drone that can shoot high-definition video or photos, and you have a good working knowledge of how to fly that drone to shoot high-quality footage, then you are perfectly capable of creating your own. aerial photography company .