Originally Posted by kalnaren
My friends and I (who are R/C aeroplane flyers) have discussed the possibility of airsoft UAVs.
We've concluded 2 things: 1) You WILL have some jackass shoot at it, regardless of rules, and
2) cost vs. practicality/usability. Always seems to be weighted too far in the cost side to really be usable.
I think the price is more the limiter then anything else: it's not hard to build a drone that's capable of flying above the effective range of airsoft guns AND be able to transmit real time information back to the operator but it would cost in the vicinity of $3000 and require an amateur radio operator's license.
... although now I have this utterly fantastic idea that will probably never work but would be nonetheless awesome.