Welcome to some weekend fun and entertainment with drones. We spend a lot of time scouring the web for news, information and more on all the great drones around the globe. In our travels, we encounter some fun and funny stuff, and we want to start sharing that with you. Today we will be taking a look at a couple drones for various public safety efforts.
No matter what the title says, we refer to this as our Good Idea / Bad Idea series, we just figured a new name was in order, suggestions welcome. Let it be known that we do not endorse or recommend anything we will post here, sort of a “do not try this at home” vibe, but somebody tried it, it was interesting or funny and here it is.
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Public safety drones
Next up in our series, let’s explore some fun with drones in the field of public safety.
Before we begin, let’s get a few things out of the way:
Drone legal and safety
Life saving idea
This video from drone maker Aerones shows their firefighting drone in action. Not only is the use of drones safer than putting lives so close to a fire, it also allows the fire hose to more easily reach heights that ground crews often cannot reach. A great use of a commercial drone.
This video comes from Delft Dynamics, the creators of a drone with an anti-drone net deployment system. This isn’t just a net projectile, the drone can autonomously fly and fire the net using on-board vision systems.
Good idea / bad idea wrap up
As always, we officially recommend you do not try this at home. We want you to always fly safe, to obey all drone laws, but also to have some fun. Of course, if you do try this, please share the details, it’s always fun to see some shenanigans.
If you think this entire series is a bad idea, let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the crazy antics caught on film.