R/C blimp prison break attempt

R/C blimp prison break attempt

Francesco Fondi, of the Italian site Hobby Media, sent us a link to a story about Giulio B, an Italian drug trafficker jailed in Spain, who attempted a prison break using this small dirigible. The site’s in Italian, but I gather the R/C craft was supposed to fly into the prison, with the payload of tools seen in the last image.

Italian criminal tries to escape from Spanish jail using a Radio Controlled Dirigible!

4 thoughts on “R/C blimp prison break attempt

  1. Brett says:

    I read the article and yes, they caught someone preparing the blimp outside the prison to fly in and drop the supplies. One correction, though: he was a “narcotrafficante” or drug trafficker, not a narc in the English sense.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Thanks for the clarification, Brett. I edited the story accordingly.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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