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Antidrone bullet

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Good Americans should venture forth bearing their duly licensed firearms. But it is really hard to hit anything at a distance with a pistol, and hard regardless to hit a little drone (should you feel menaced by a drone).

Antidrone bullets convert the energy in the explosive charge of the bullet into a radiofrequency blast covering the spectra likely used to remotely pilot a drone. A parabolic dish quickly clips onto your firearm to help direct this blast at the drone (the dish might double as a spiffy pectoral when not in use). This radio blast will disrupt control of the drone for a second only, which is why it must be rapidly followed by repeated blasts by you and other citizenry until the out-of-control drone lurches into an area where it can be hit with a tennis racquet or otherwise incapacitated.

bungston, Feb 12 2016

Slightly less exciting, and probably less expensive ammunition http://www.sandiego...rone-confrontation/
Does that " turn gun powder burning into a carefully tuned radio signal " thing make this idea magic ? [normzone, Feb 12 2016, last modified Feb 15 2016]

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In case some skeptic (Norm!) starts talking about magic, reference this idea for the mechanism. [bungston, Feb 13 2016]

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       [+] for (hopefully) reducing the damage to drones caused by drone shooters.
notexactly, Feb 13 2016
  

       // it is really hard to hit anything at a distance with a pistol, //   

       It is really hard to hit anything with a pistol, unless used as a club.   

       It's not going to work. Firstly, inverse-square law demands exponential increases in emitted power with distance.   

       More importantly, unlike earlier model aircraft using analog control, drones are semi-autonomous. If they lose their control signal, they'll just hover until they're told to do something else.   

       The current state of the art in short range anti-drone technology is a semi-automatic 12-gauge.
8th of 7, Feb 14 2016
  

       Someone needs to develop string-shot.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 14 2016
  

       Actually you ban make quite effective string shot using high strength wire and split lead sinker. Admittedly hell on your shotgun barrel, but I assume chain shot was as well.
WcW, Feb 14 2016
  

       // hell on your shotgun barrel, //   

       Packed into a plaswad as a sabot, that should be OK. Two hemispheres of lead, with wire coiled between them, would be no worse than a deer slug.   

       Three masses of lead, with a star-delta of wire linking them, would be even better.
8th of 7, Feb 14 2016
  

       I would expect drone programmers to anticipate times when the drone would lose "control signals", or even GPS signals- and have a routine created to hover the drone, or fly in circles, until control or orientation is re-established?? Better to aim and launch your own drone to find and attach to the drone - rather than fiddle with wussy solutions like radio wave disruption. Or for "old-school" the shotgun, not so good for terrorists, but great for area destruction of birds and drones.
lewstanley, Jul 08 2016
  

       // I would expect drone programmers to anticipate times when the drone would lose "control signals", or even GPS signals- and have a routine created to hover the drone, or fly in circles, until control or orientation is re-established?? //   

       Cheap devices to do that (and, even better, automatically return to the launch point) have been available and in very wide use in otherwise-remotely- piloted RC aircraft for many years now, and the commonly used autopilots all (most?) have such a feature built in. This idea would still result in the pilot losing control and probably realizing their aircraft is not welcome. And it specifies that the blasts must be repeated for the effect to continue.   

       In related news, I saw on a headline screen at the mall yesterday that Utah has passed some law to allow emergency services to jam and crash drones that are getting in the way of wildfire containment efforts. I wonder what the FCC thinks of that.
notexactly, Jul 19 2016
  

       / Better to aim and launch your own drone to find and attach to the drone/   

       It is hard enough to tote around a pistol inconspiciously, especially in the summer short-shorts season. But wedging a drone into your pants is even harder, and if you have to run back into your house and rummage thru the basement to fine your antidrone drone, where is the right to bear arms in that? \   

       Re Utah - jam, crash, OK. But how hard would be it to commandeer the drone? The controller can't be transmitting a password every second, can it? Is it encrypted somehow? WTCTTISITMWIBNIIWR but my favorite part of the Interstellar movie was where he commandeered the stray drone, which I wanted for parts.   

       I mean he wanted. The movie guy. Anyway emergency services could then take the drone intact and sell it, like the cops who confiscate drugs and guns and stuff from the people they kill.
bungston, Jul 24 2016
  
      
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