Half-Life 2 is more than a decade old, but up to this day, it is fondly remember for its desolated setting, Gravity Gun and probably the rather sinister City Scanner Drone that plies the sky scanning for you. While many have tried their hands on making Gravity Gun, little love has been given to this somewhat menacing City Scanner, well, that’s until now. YouTuber Valplushka is a huge fans of tinkering with quadcopters and he has jumped on the opportunity to leverage on today’s quadcopter development to convert a quadcopter into a City Scanner Drone – complete with moving front flaps, the requisite eerie ‘red eye’ and flash light for good measure. The result pretty much speaks themselves – thanks in part to the nature of how quadcopter flies and sounds.
Valplushka’s real life City Scanner sports a carbon fiber and polystyrene frame that measures 80 x 55 cm (31.5 x 21.7 inches), and weighs in at a hefty 1,771g (3.9 lbs). A a set of brushless motors powered by a 3,300 mAh battery pack enables it to snob out dissidents for about 11 minutes each time. All in all, it took Valplushka two months to create this awesome flying rig. Now all that is left is to add a brain and artificial intelligence to it, and it will be welcome to the dilapidated future. Here, have a look at Flying RC Half-life City Scanner Drone in action in the video below.