Kunta777: I know what I want for Christmas now. A drone with a freakin’ flamethrower attached.
eggn00dles: Why is trash in powerlines such a frequent occurrence?
up48: This is like a background detail in a dystopian sci fi movie.
fubar_boy: They use flamethrowers to clean the roads in Sydney’s CBD.
First time I saw council workers calmly walking around flamthrowering through the city streets I thought I might be losing my mind.
mrblahblahblah: what could possible go wrong?
Dannythehotjew: Don’t let /pol/ know that they have something to use against Shia
crystalistwo: And dissidents.
Stinkvis: Can these things also remove Attack Helicopters from power lines? Those are a serious problem here in the Netherlands
SpicyAsianBoy: So flames don’t affect power line?
Chinkie_Winkie: That’s nice and all… but why would trash on a power line affect its function?
eXopel: And we’ll call them firebats.
StepYaGameUp: That’s awesome. The power line resumed normal operation 10 minutes after they flame threw the net away.
HoudiniSphincter: I wish they had this at concerts for people with their phones in the air.
onajag: I’d love to see this used on red light cameras in my city. Someone rigged a drone with a spray paint can to blind the camera, but that’s nowhere near as effective.
crashandwalkaway: Imagine all the recovered shoes!
MartinSchou: This is pretty cool. In all likelihood it’s faster and safer than using the traditional human operator to remove the trash, and in case it can’t be removed with the drone, the operator is right there anyway.
I fail to see the downside to this.
Users_00: Won’t short circuit cause the trash to burn itself?
southdakotagirl: I don’t remember hearing about this job at career day!! Sign me up!!
Timitock: And this is how the robots eventually destroyed all humans…
Brisanzbremse: Whereas the Japanese use giant mechas equipped with flame-throwers for this purpose.
ColdStainlessNail: Serious question – how much fuel can a drone carry? I would think that it would have to be refueled frequently.
Edit: Fuel for the flame-thrower, not to power the drone.
youngdj23: Wouldn’t that melt the lines?
JustJoeWiard: Ajit Pai is trash stuck in power- oh, you said “power *lines*,” my bad.
lizard2014: That’s gotta be a fun job.
BennyNutts: /pol/ we have our weapon , shias flag is toast now
Magus80: Gotta tech up to fight off those xenomorphs and facehuggers.
lennyflank: I soooo want one. 🙂
xLilBigManx: Fighting the good fight man
roborobert123: How does the net affect the operation of the power lines?
Ehrre: The cables must he rated for some crazy heat if a flamethrower doesn’t phase them
t6_mafia: Flamethrowers today, guided middles tomorrow.
Tuckertcs: Now all we need is some Chinese hacker to create a hive mind to co trip the drones and kill half a city.
Ashen_Cyborg: But how does a net on these lines affect them?
AutzenReign: Next headline: Rogue Chinese Flame-Throwing Drone Sets Fire to Tightroper
DeathMavrik: ohh great, you armed them
ananxd88: A Weapon To Surpass Metal Gear
beezwaxnotyoursinc: Worst case scenario? Flamethrower droids swoop outta the sky in the thousands and incinerate whole cities. BIG DEAL!
NonCancer: How bad is the trash line prove they need a flying flame thrower?
marks13: Need this to fight dragon on games of thrones
redwoods33: they got it ina loot crate
IamLancaster: At least that what the Chinese are reporting. For trash my ass. Next thing you know. Man there was just a drone flying around and boom all i saw was fire. Rhonda didn’t make it.
Moonshineraider: This is both brilliant and terrifying.
Das_Mime: [Every single noun and verb in that sentence totally arouses me](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVdLL1kP9k0)
Pagru: Yup. I’m moving to china.
No longer will I need to leave “remote flamethrower opperation” off my resume
VehaMeursault: ‘Tis a flammenwerfer. It werfs flammen.
Supergeeman: As soon as skynet happens….we’re buggered
uberrob: I’ve seen the Terminator movies. That’s it. I’m leaving the planet.
Patches67: Great, now all I can think of is some arsonists using this technology to create absolute havoc.
Thatoneguythatsnot: I’m curious how long it took them to make it so that the flame didn’t push the drone backwards. You know the whole equal and opposite reaction thing Newton told us about.
SoundandFurySNothing: Yeah, they only put a weapon on a drone to burn garbage bags. Sure. It’s not a weapon if it has practical applications. Right?
EJLEE13: This is also one of the strategies used to try and destroy Shia LaBeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us Flag”.
Atomheartmother90: I would quit my job right now to fly a death drone all day long lighting shit on fire.
blackhandle: These may come in handy when we need to fight [Thread](http://pern.wikia.com/wiki/Thread)!
komandantmirko: on the next episode of HWNDU
scotland4eve: And so the AI army begins to amerge
sperce_mererns: That sounds dangerous
PATATAMOUS: Someone suggested this to take down the latest HWNDU flag in France.
Very clever use of drones. Also very horrifying…
Slinkman2021: Do the flames not damage the power lines at all?
NT202: What happens when that piece of plastic that is on fire inevitably floats down to the earth still on fire? Surely it could land in a tree or something…
Dearness: Wonder what they would recommend to get pairs of sneakers down.
ActualSizeforScale: Net Neutrality!!!! I was thinking…finally.. a post without….shit…this is literally net neutrality.
truthinlies: Can I use it to fight trash in my family?
LE_Marinen: That’s pretty fuckin’ metal
Nickname34: can we trigger shia with it?
mrsbabyllamadrama: What a beautiful skyscape. That Beijing noonday sun is glorious.
PlaceboJesus: We could use these on mosquitos!
whatshallwecallit: How does one acquire the job as the pilot of this drone?
BamBam-BamBam: Are we ignoring the question of why there’s trash on the power lines to begin with?
MUUS9: Skynet is real
Joeyj2000: Damn the smog makes it look like China is hotboxing their country
coatrack68: What the hell happened to American Innovation?
ElephantWallpaper: This would take battle bots to a whole new level…
nmacmunn: I just had a premonition of my death by a Chinese flame-throwing drone.
Thopterthallid: It looks like some really annoying enemy in an fps.
sour_creme: south korean protesters armed with a flamethrower vs. south korean riot police
the police there are trained for it