In 2015, a teenager from Connecticut raised the question of whether our robots had the right to carry weapons when he put a working flamethrower – and separately a semi-automatic pistol – into his drone.
But this Thursday you can easily build yourself a flying flame thrower. You see a Throwflame TF-19 Wasp, a functional flamethrower equipment for commercial heavy duty drones that can hit targets up to 25 feet away, with a one gallon fuel tank that can produce a blast of fire for 100 seconds, the company said.
Mind you, the $ 1,499 flamethrower price will not push you up, as you'll also need to deploy the drone ̵
Throwflame tells The Verge that his video contains a DJI S1000 drone with an A2 flight controller, a 6S 16,000 mAh LiPo battery, and a TBS tango remote that – like you could easily add another $ 2,600 to the cost. (You can also see a GoPro-like camera above.) The company claims that it also offers tailored, turnkey drones ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 10,000 and more, depending on how far and fast it has to fly and what kind of drones image you expect it to radiate home.
Why would you really need such a thing? Well, there was one example where a flamethrower drone was used to extinguish power lines in China … and the company suggests that it could be used, for example, to control grass burns and destroy wasp nests.
The company announces that the flamethrower will be on sale this Thursday. Like Boing Boing David Pescovitz says, "What could possibly go wrong?"