Finnish farmers have just customised a drone that could give you the heebie jeebies. Dubbed the "Killer Drone", it is actually a radio-controlled octocopter (eight rotors), equipped with a chainsaw!
Why? Well apart from cutting off icicles, snowmens’ heads or tree tops, as shown in the video, we can’t really see except perhaps to play a supporting role in horror films such as "Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 8", expected to be released soon.
The drone in question is a "Spreading Wings S1000", developed by the Chinese manufacturer, DJI, based in Shenzhen, China since 2006. Weighing 9.7 lbs. (4.4 kg), it was designed to carry heavy cameras. The machine is capable of carrying a payload of more than 13 lbs. (6 kg), has a 15-minute flight autonomy, and comes at a price of 1,750 euros – chainsaw not included.
Even though the effectiveness of this killer-drone in the field is undeniable, it still has limitations - just a couple of balloons are enough to bring it down.