Growing up in the 90s, the idea of a radio controlled aircraft that spits flames was merely a source of doodles on times table worksheets in school, the sort of thing you wish existed, but were fairly assertive you’d never see. As an adult, it seems I’ve embodied this accoutrement into existence. You can send thanks to my Twitter account, if you’d like.

My adolescence conception has been around a while. Drones came first, of course, but like all things men touch, it was really only a matter of time before we experimented with adding alarming things to the business end of one.

In this case it was a flamethrower, but it’s fair to say we’ve dabbled a bit. There’s a drone with a chainsaw attached, for example. I witnessed it fly during the “Drone Rodeo” one year at CES — but only after our former social media maven, Esther, and I got lost in the desert trying to find it. Or there’s this one, a drone that shoots projectiles in the form of your admired Independence Day firework, the Roman Candle.

Needless to say, it was really only a matter of time before humans added a flamethrower. Because, why the hell not?


And though it’s not a new idea, what is new is the befalling to own one, after going the DIY route. The accoutrement is known as the Throwflame (creative, right?), and it appearance a TF-19 WASP drone flamethrower adapter the aggregation says can shoot fire up to 25 feet.

With just a gallon of fuel, you can turn that pesky wasp nest into a scene from “The Purge,” for about a minute-and-a-half anyway. But just because you could, absolutely doesn’t mean that you should. I have a activity this isn’t the sort of thing that is going to fly with your HOA.

It’s also worth advertence that the adapter is $1,499, according to , and you’ll still need to buy a higher-end drone — Throwflame recommends the DJI S1000 — to attach it to.

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