Imperial Probe Droids

Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by Anonymous, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Anonymous Member

    Imperial Probe Droids

    Just to crank up Int Base's paranoia levels, the state of the art in radio controlled electric helicopters has advanced hugely. Now they're being used for serious camera and video work (with serious prices too!) with 15-20 minutes flying time on a charge, extremely quiet, GPS positioning, fancy software to help with the flying, etc.

    The Draganflyer is one of the main brands, but they've moved up out of the hobby/toy market (unless you're Bill Gates).
    YouTube - Draganflyer SAVS RC Helicopter Aerial Video - Golf Course
    Here's their badboy X6 (some police departments are trying them out for investigating crime scenes without disturbing anything, search and rescue, etc):
    YouTube - Draganflyer X6 Helicopter Flight Video

    Trouble is they cost as must as a POS car, especially with all the options. They do have older models down in the "expensive toy" price range, but those have problems like brush motors that might need replacement after 50 flights...

    There are a number of a number of open source projects for rolling your own:
    Quadcopter Home - Quadcopter
    FrontPage - UAVP-NG - The Next Generation multicopter
    FrontPage - Wolferl - The Open Source Quadrocopter
    MikroKopter - Wiki:
    It doesn't seem like an easy homebrew project, but think of the bragging rights!

    Davie better be careful the next time that he's playing a round of Punch the Peons outback at Gold. Someone might be watching.
  2. Re: Imperial Probe Droids

    need moar dongcopters
  3. The Dude Member

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    Too bad using any footage gathered that way would be asking for a legal ass rape.
  4. Anonymous Member

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    Just film from a public place and disable the microphone, and you'll be fine I think.
  5. DeathHamster Member

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    What are the flight rules for RC craft over private property? What if it stayed over 200' up? Alternately, take off vertically from the side of the public road and look down into Gold.

    A German film crew chartered an actual helicopter for shooting Happy Valley from the air, and besides CoS security going apeshit, I don't recall any legal blowback.
  6. grokitt2 Member

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    If it is published anonymously to say..wikileaks or similar, then no, not really.

    Ppl would just have to get away with the initial filming, and be lucky enough to get something worthwhile.
  7. The Dude Member

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    So the self styled anonymous doesn't give a fuck about privacy. Lol.
  8. Anonymous Member

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    Anonymous cares about privacy? When did this happen?
  9. Timmibal Member

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    This is about obtaining undeniable video evidence of continued human rights violations by $cientology and you're worried about the privacy of the abuser?

  10. YAHRLY Member

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    yeah Anonymous hasn't been invading privacy since...ever

    I liked your devil's advocate sock better
  11. DeathHamster Member

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    How about a slow close-in on someone doing the Running Program around the pole at Gold, ending with an over-the-shoulder view, following them? Or maybe some overboarding action from the bridge? (Have a director plan the shots--this is cinematography/journalism, not spi work.)

    Mind you, hasn't Gold (illegally) run jammers against Family Radio Service walkie-talkies? It'd suck like Hell to lose a $15,000 RPV if they hit the right frequency. (And you maybe could laugh at them because it was running with a GPS auto-return-to-launch. And illegally jamming GPS? That sounds like it would be a Homeland Security issue to me.)

    If a drone did go down on their property, infinite internet balls to anyone who walks up to the gate-house and says "Mister, my toy plane landed on your lawn, could you pls get it for me? tnx!" (Trans-infinite balls if they do return it.)
  12. xenubarb Member

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    Too bad you are such a douche troll.
  13. sheep dip Member

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    Maaaan, just duct-tape a cheap-ass videocorder to a remote control copter, just like Macguyver.
    Or better yet a mp3 player blasting OTIII, fly over gold base, make the midget rage, profit?
    Fuck it, I'm putting this plan into action.
    Phase one: Must grow long-ass mullet.
    Phase two: Put on BonJovi full blast.
    I'm a cowboy,,,,,,,,,
    on a steel horse I riiiiiiide,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    dead or alive.
    (sweet 12 string guitar break)

    Phase three: Wouldn't you like to know osa.
    Must wait for mullet to fill out before inacting phase three.
  14. Anonymous Member

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    Kill yourself.
  15. Anonymous Member

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    It's okay. We're just shooting a movie. Chubby Rain-style. Pastiche, pastiche.
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  16. Re: Imperial Probe Droids

    We should do commercial satellite earth imaging:

    DigitalGlobe | An Imagery and Information Company

    You can get pictures like this:



    Of course everyone already uses google earth for free. You can see the running track at gold on google earth.

    but for real high resolution you have to pay. But it's probably less then a R/C helicopter.
  17. sheep dip Member

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    I wish I owned a blimp.
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  18. anon0004 Member

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    Dongcopter FUCK YEAH

  19. Anonymous Member

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    TCR in Dongcopter Raid LOL
  20. Anonymous Member

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    Um, we already have this capability at AIS gaise. I've been authorized to show this test image we did. This was without a zoom lens. The new setup we are testing next week will be so good, you will be able to watch Miscavige pick his ear with a golf pencil from 10000 feet.

  21. PAnonA Member

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    ^ freakin awesome.
  22. Anonymous Member

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    We have money, we have power and we are Anonymous. Mr. Miscavige. Next time you hear the rush of rumble of jet engines overhead, you might want to duck inside. We may just be watching you.
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  23. Re: Imperial Probe Droids

    very cool huge pix.
  24. Anonymous Member

  25. The Anonymous Member

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    If you can afford to buy that then good for u.
    I however have a more affordable idea for the average anon, you can buy small pen sized cameras designed to be fitted to rc vehicles from hobby shops that can be fitted to any kind of craft. simply buy a RC chopped and then attack one of these to its frame between its landing skids or in larger versions inside its fake cockpit. this will be much cheaper than a draganflyer UAV last i checked their latest 4 rotor heli drone cost $14000 for the base model so not practical.

    I have experience with helis and planes and can tell you this, u want at least a 3 or 4 chancel unit to have decent control also 6 ch units like mine have a kind of stunt or sport mode which makes it move extreamly fast at times u cant even see it. this may come in handy for when or if they try to shoot u down or something just note it will be VERY HARD TO CONTROL in this mode and u will prob crash if not experienced so don't get it and go strait there.

    Next electric choppers with brush less engines are what ur after they last longer and move faster plus less chance of spontaneously exploding , just note that LiPo battery's output at a constant rate till they go flat the last thing u want is to be flying over a Co$ compound and fall out of the sky suddenly, i don't think u will get it back. so time how long it can actually run for then only fly for half to 3/4 of that time just to be safe.

    A good place to go to get this stuff is if ur in the US im not but they seem to have everything so i cant completely vouch for them as ive never purchased from them.

    Also a chopper with counter rotating blades would make an excellent choice, its far more stable and they tend to give u better lift.

    EDIT: The only rules i've ever found about RC aircraft are bans on flying withing proximity to registered fligh paths, EG: runway approaches and aircraft holding pattern areas so as a rule of thumb dont fly where u often see aircraft, its usually in ur local town laws and vary from place to place but a tleast where i am there is no laws regarding flying over private property.
  26. Anonymous Member

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    Herro beta version.
  27. Anonymous Member

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    Like a Beta VCR made of Legos.

  28. Anonymous Member

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    Unless these dongcopters come with x-ray vision your not going to a whole lot. Besides you'll run into enough of Scientology slave labor any where else in the world, you don't specifically really need Gold to collect evidence. Besides even if you do, no one in town is sane enough to comprehend the meaning of abuse.
  29. AnomAnom Member

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    Oh, that video is so funny! I had never seen it before... HEE HEE HEE!
  30. DeathHamster Member

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  32. xenubarb Member

    Google Parrot AR Drone. Affordable? $300 for a good toy isn't bad. I've spent more.
  33. Anonymous Member

    Just thinking... why a 'copter? Why not a moderately slow-flying RC 'plane? Much easier to lift the weight of a decent stills or video camera, for a decent duration. Offers the possibility of gaining some altitude and then gliding in silently for a couple of minutes. Arguably easier to fly. I have been wondering about doing a recon mission of this kind for some time, in an effort to monitor RPF work details.

    Also, let's not forget when one group of Anons attached a kite photography rig to their helium balloon... that was good.
  34. anon0004 Member

    I still support Dongcopters
  35. Random guy Member

    Are there RC blimps?
  36. Anonymous Member

    Yes, there are RC blimps. To lift a halfway decent camera under an RC blimp, you're looking at something about fifteen feet in length, though.

    Again... why not a fixed-wing 'plane? Even if the motor cuts out, you'd most likely be able to glide it to a retrieval. If this is just geekery and you want to buy a new toy, choose whatever you like: but is this really about Scientology, or just boys with toys? It'll take you about a year to learn to pilot a large RC helicopter, and you can expect to buy a few replacements along the way. A blimp moves slowly (no good on a windy day) and will be easier for a novice to pilot, but they're not mass-produced. Expensive. Please do not bawwww if your camera ship goes down on the inside of one of the cult's fenced compounds. (And don't have the camera property marked.)

    If you genuinely want to fuck with Scientology's paranoid secrecy at Gilman Hot Springs and a few other places, a tethered balloon would probably work just fine. A manned cross-country flight with a paramotor is another option, if you're an Anon with skills.
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  37. Anonymous Member

    Quadcopter designs have on-board smarts that make them easier to control.

    Scout from air, then send in the ground forces.

  38. Anonymous Member

  39. DeathHamster Member

    The RED Epic movie camera alone is $40k+, which would make it expensive skeet practice for the Gold guards.

  40. Anonymous Member

    boys with toys!

    boys with toys!

    (top tip: do not google for "boys with toys" images unless you have SafeSearch turned on. Or are a gay man.)

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