Tube Drone

I've been kicking around this one for YEARS, but there's several professional drone systems that have beaten me to this one.

Take an RC drone. Give if pop out rear fins and a swivel (and maybe sliding for more wingspan) wing. Put it in a foam sabot and launch it from a vertical pneumatic cannon. Recovery would be by integrated ejecting parachute (deceleration and soft landing). Major purpose would be "eye in the sky" instant police surveillance system for when a helicopter is not able to be dispatched, or more area can be covered. Sensors to be covered are an EO and FLIR head. I'd also like some simple sigint capability (recording only) and I'd love a SAR sensor system.

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