Homemade Fireworks-Armed Drone

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This video shows a modified off-the-shelf remote control Tricopter armed with fireworks, and firing them at hydrogen-filled balloons.

More information about how to build one of these balloon-busters can be found here.

The future is here :)

[Hat Tip: Tech Crunch]


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Montag

    That is incredibly awesome, can’t wait till this is available for kids everywhere :D

  • shockfish08

    That is pretty darn cool :) I want one!

  • Steven

    Wow! I can only imagine how many hours went into making that video.

  • Falcon500

    I want one NOW!!!

  • http://deleted gareth

    this made my day XD

  • http://tinyurl.com/rootman root man

    Nice.
    Hope homeland security does not freak…

  • GeoffH

    I do believe doing this is illegal in the U.S. You aren’t allowed to fire anything from a radio control aircraft in the U.S.

  • http://homeplace-artsstuff.blogspot.com Arthur B. Burnett

    Greetings from Texas,
    Alright! The war on tresspassers now has air support! Let the stray dogs explore the rabbit and bird pens.

  • hacedeca

    New Air Force Basic Training. Being obese – no problem anymore.

  • 6677

    You arent allowed to do this in the US but then look at the page for it, Its not in the US.
    Think it said 18 hours put into the video

  • Don

    That video was kind of ‘edited’.

    I don’t think the ‘drone’ wasn’t automatically finding targets and making decisions on how to attack them. I’m pretty sure there was a guy remote piloting it.

  • Y-man

    @ Don: was your remark meant to be “tongue in cheek”? Or you actually had any doubts that it was RC? Video clearly said “RC”!

    Nice one! Would like to know if aiming was done “remotely” (By viewing the fall of the “rockets” and correcting, or controller was actually viewing “HUD” video feed in real time?

  • http://homeplace-artsstuff.blogspot.com Arthur B. Burnett

    Greetings from Texas,
    “You arent allowed to do this in the US ”
    I was afraid of that. Then again, you know how those tresspassers lie.

  • GeoffH

    Y-man, the RC unit had a video camera sending video from the tricopter back to the RC operator. This is called FPV flying, and this is legal in the U.S. as long as you have someone also watching your aircraft from the ground next to you. Of course, if you have your own private flying field, nobody will be monitoring you for rules violations.