Oh, as for my original question, “Why wouldn’t you mount a flamethrower on a drone?” Well, it seems that it could be because it makes John Law get his pants into a bunch.
According to Huffington Post, they got wind of this badass invention and aren’t pleased…
Police said they were looking into the matter, but the man’s father said the aerial turkey roast was carried out safely.
“We had a lot of fun, it was something different to do and there was no danger at all,” said the father, Bret Haughwout. He said he and his son had fire extinguishers, hoses and buckets of water on hand for the flight.
“We didn’t break any laws,” the elder Haughwout said.
Clinton Deputy Police Chief John Carbone agreed with that assessment on Wednesday, but added, “The laws just haven’t caught up with this kind of technology yet.”
Carbone wasn’t the only one being a total party pooper either…
The head and founder of the state Drone Pilots Association said that Haughwout risked giving the aircraft, used by hobbyists and professionals, a bad name.
“Mr. Haughwout has once again displayed his willingness to use a drone to perform an irresponsible and unsafe act,” said Peter Sachs. “Whatever talent he has in creating these dangerous contraptions is far surpassed by his immaturity and lack of sensibility. The only thing he has truly accomplished has been to fuel the public’s unwarranted fear of drones.”
I disagree, I think he just made drones appear a whole shitload of a lot cooler.
Watch and tell me that this isn’t awesome.