Hogwit describes the contraption in the video, simply titled “Flying gun” as a, “Homemade multirotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it”, and that “the length from the muzzle to the rear of the frame is over 26 [inches]”. In the short video – which WIRED can not independently confirm is real – the gun is fired four times, with each shot repelling the drone backwards slightly. If the footage is real, then the craft is certainly illegal – at least from the perspective of the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), which regulates aircraft and drones.
The footage appears to show a drone – the remote-controlled, quadrotor kind that are becoming increasingly popular among the general public – and attached to it is a handgun.
It’s as simple as that, assuming the video displays a functional concept.
The 14-second clip appears to be the work of Austin Haughwout, an 18-year-old from Clinton, Connecticut, who runs the YouTube account to which the video was posted last week. The video also shows that drone compensate recoil just fine, and quickly reset on position to fire again at the same target.
Meanwhile, video of a drone firing a gun went viral, giving the ideas to people all over the world, on what they could do with their drone.