Thursday, January 20, 2011

Somebody send this link to the Ogden PD.

£100,000 bill for police spy blimp let down by weather
The blimp, which was unmanned, had a sophisticated camera mounted underneath that could swivel 360 degrees and film up to a mile away.

Unfortunately, the outer skin would rip and tear in rain or windy weather.

The blimp was given a low-key launch as senior officers insisted it was a ‘covert intelligence tool’ – despite being the size of a truck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, no one ever thought to test this thing to see how it responded to different weather conditions? I take it this gizmo has small manuevering motors,but nothing major.
Y'know, it doesn't really take a genius to figure out that it might not do wind/rain/snow all that well?
Maybe this will be a lesson..the universe may be tring to tell'em something.