This iPad Controlled Machine Gun Quadrocopter Is A Must Have For Armageddon [Video]

This iPad Controlled Machine Gun Quadrocopter Is A Must Have For Armageddon [Video]

Meet Sharleen – the terrifying quadrocopter that you’ll want on your side during Armageddon or the impending zombie apocalypse. Made by the guys at FPSRussia, Sharleen is a modified quadrocopter that has been equipped with a submachine and a 100-round magazine. Sharleen is built to thrill and kill, and it’s also completely controlled with an iPad so you can squash your enemies from the comfort of your lazy boy while mayhem spreads on your city streets. Just check out how insane this robot is in the video below.

This iPad Controlled Machine Gun Quadrocopter Is A Must Have For Armageddon [Video]

Don’t give me one of these because I’ll probably end up shooting myself, inexplicably explode like those plastic mannequins, and then no one will be there to give my pet goldfish the love she needs. Is Sharleen real? Probably not. FPSRussia has some pretty clever CGI skills, but terrible fake Russian accent skills. But that didn’t make me crap my pants any less at the thought of kids floatin’ these bad boys down my street, blastin’ anyone who doesn’t like Skrillex.

[via Laughing Squid]

  • Christian McIntire

    Obvious fake, with decent CG.

    Part of a viral campaign for COD.

  • Steffen Jobbs

    Wouldn’t it be pretty easy to take down Sharleen with a shotgun? I’m sure if just a few pellets hit that flying toy gun it would lose all sorts of stability. I think that most hovering gunships need to be well-armored because they become slow-moving bullseyes. It might be good for taking out unarmed border-crossers in the U.S. but I wouldn’t want that thing to use for defense against armed soldiers on a true battlefield. That dude’s accent was really funny. He sounded like Pavel Chekov from Star Trek 2009.

  • Tim Rosencrans

    I see nothing to indicate CGI here. It’s all pretty doable albeit expensive

  • Christian McIntire

    I see nothing to indicate CGI here. It’s all pretty doable albeit expensive

    First, where is this ‘hundred round magazine’?

  • Blake Beavers

    Mofo I love Skrillex

  • poppa1138

    fake video. but I can see it being a viable product of the future

  • aepxc

    The accent is, actually, pretty accurately exaggerated. I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy is actually Russian or has Russian parents.

  • Ed_Kel

    FPSRussia is awesome.

  • Ed_Kel

    The accent is, actually, pretty accurately exaggerated. I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy is actually Russian or has Russian parents.

    Have you ever been to FPSRussia’s YouTube channel? His name is is Kyle Myers and he shoots these videos on his family’s farm in Georgia with the help and/or support/funding from local armories.

  • Tim Rosencrans
    I see nothing to indicate CGI here. It’s all pretty doable albeit expensive

    First, where is this ‘hundred round magazine’?

    Your looking at it. I’m betting a Calico pistol or mac10 conversion. The helical magazine wraps around the body of the gun. To do this in CGI would cost hundreds of thousands and take hundred of man hours. It’s a lot cheaper and easier to do it for real. Getting the smoke swirls from the rotor wash and the recoil from the gun right would take way more time then would make sense for a video like this.

  • Christian McIntire

    Folks, seriously, the guy is a well-known fake (albeit, usually with real weapons) and take a gander at the the last ten or so seconds of the video, down in the left hand corner where the ‘sponsorship’ of this video is displayed clearly. This quadrotor machine gun has already been spotted as a teaser in game previews of the new COD:Black Ops – this is simply viral marketing.

    As for the us of CG, the most effective illusions are this that combine some practical effects with some digital.

  • Mark A. Donohoe

    I see nothing to indicate CGI here. It’s all pretty doable albeit expensive

    There are several if you know where to look.

    The first is when he picks up the device. You can see obvious artifacting around the edges, let alone different lighting, but that can be hard to see.

    The second is when it lifts off, it doesn’t follow simple aerodynamics. The rotors all angle and tilt, yet the body does not obey. (This is forgiveable here, but not later on when the entire thing is angled down towards the ground, including the blades, which would make the unit move forward, not hover.)

    The third thing, and the easiest to spot are the bad shadows when he’s standing out in the grass later in the video. Look at the angle his body’s shadow casts, then look at the angle of the device. So unless the sun is only about fifteen or twenty feet in front of him, the lighting there is completely wrong.

    And since when do rounds explode when they hit something? Sure, you can argue the gas can (which wasn’t even hit) but why did the bodies explode?!

    Yep… CGI. Didn’t catch it for a few seconds, but it’s fake. Pretty damn good job though, and definitely fun!

  • Tim Rosencrans
    I see nothing to indicate CGI here. It’s all pretty doable albeit expensive

    There are several if you know where to look.

    The first is when he picks up the device. You can see obvious artifacting around the edges, let alone different lighting, but that can be hard to see.

    The second is when it lifts off, it doesn’t follow simple aerodynamics. The rotors all angle and tilt, yet the body does not obey. (This is forgiveable here, but not later on when the entire thing is angled down towards the ground, including the blades, which would make the unit move forward, not hover.)

    The third thing, and the easiest to spot are the bad shadows when he’s standing out in the grass later in the video. Look at the angle his body’s shadow casts, then look at the angle of the device. So unless the sun is only about fifteen or twenty feet in front of him, the lighting there is completely wrong.

    And since when do rounds explode when they hit something? Sure, you can argue the gas can (which wasn’t even hit) but why did the bodies explode?!

    Yep… CGI. Didn’t catch it for a few seconds, but it’s fake. Pretty damn good job though, and definitely fun!

    Your seeing what you want to see. The shadows are perfectly normal. It’s the machine being angled to the camera that gives the illusion that the shadow is more angled then his.

    I said before it would actually cost much much more to do CGI of this quality then to just make the device for real. The one real fake hear is the statement that this is advanced technology. Anyone could build this in there garage for a few thousand dollars 4-5 grand I’d say total. And if you haven’t noticed these guys like to blow stuff up and they put explosives in everything they shoot at. Yes rounds explode when the hit explosives. And yes the car was rigged with explosives too. The explosion did not originate where the device landed. The only really fake thing here is the tail of this being some advanced weapons project.

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