UAV /Drone Idea

While researching some info on private drones, I came across an article that describes using a flare gun to launch a camera into the air. The idea is to launch a small wireless camera and review the imagery for important info. Applications? Search and rescue. small area recon. Bug out recon. But this method fails to take cost into account.

I would consider launching a gliding drone instead. With rudder and elevator, a glider can return to the operator for another launch – almost like the space shuttle concept. The details are up to your imagination. This is an alternative to full-on R/C versions in that only a 2 channel radio is required, and the glider itself is simpler and less expensive to built. The cons are that it would have limited range unless the builder can design some hang time into it.

Just some thoughts…

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