CameraMan wrote in post #17028792
All you need is a light weight servo to pull the trigger, line up the onboard camera to the gun sights and you have aiming and triggering... A military grade drone...
Having done development work on drones that were of actual 'military grade', that is kind of like saying that all you need is an old K car, some surplus body armour, and a few rolls of duct tape, and there you have it: A 'military' grade armoured car...
There are a whole lot more fine detail points than most people would think of if they just sat down to design a drone even just for surveillance reasons. Throw any kind of a firearm into the mix and you are into a whole different ball game on safety issues.
More on topic. If you are interested in drones, then be careful. There have been a lot of people trying to do a lot of really stupid things with drones thinking that they're smart enough to actually understand what is going on, and they're potentially putting everyone interested in operating them in a tough spot if governments decide to come down hard on the subject in the name of public safety. Personally I would say only invest what you're willing to essentially lose completely in the next few years if things radically change.
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