[Moderator Note: moved to Miscellaneous as it is not really offering anything to sell or buy...]
Hi guys, basically a guy i know is offering me a 1/5 scale model of the mq1 predator drone so its pretty big about 1.6 meteres in length and 2.8 metre wingsoan, it has full video, night, infrared and day with high zoom and targeting sensors so stays on a moving target. I could potentially fly i anywhere in the world because includes satelite technology and can run for about 7 - 9 hours at 60 - 130 mph ?
Its controlled by 2 computers at ground base and has some very high tech stuff.
All ground station stuff included and computer onboard etc
would you buy one if you got the chance and if so how much would you offer in a fair price concideing the technology of this thing if money wasn't a problem?
That sounds insane. If it really does what it says, it's probably export controlled as a munition and you can get in trouble for buying it. Please be careful!
i've already checked up on this and what i've gathered it is legal but thanks for your concern chris!
if you wanted to buy it though what sort of offer would be acceptable d'you think?
I really couldn't guess. I hope you check with a lawyer before even discussing this with the seller. This is dangerous territory.
Can it carry a 18 pack of beer?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
I couldn't guess at an amount either, though I imagine the DIY community wouldn't be the place to sell it anyhow. Maybe a private security firm?
basically it's i guy i know who used to design this sort of stuff and has built this one...
he said $50,000 do you think that, that sounds reasanoble ?
aha yeah probably can carry a 18 pack ! ( :
It doesn't sound completely unreasonable if it is what you say.
send me more info, please
I'd love to see some photo's/video's and a good write up on it. Not that I have $50K, but I would imagine it could generate some interest.
Wonder if National Geographic could find a use for it? Or maybe the fire fighter guys for a fly-over drone?
For 50k I'm sure that this guy would be willing to demonstrate all these fantastic abilities for you. If not, your just setting yourself up for a high-tech Spanish Prisoner scam.