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VMP wrote on 2/17/2016, 6:54 PM
Dr Lumen,

No need to invent a killer drone, all you need is to hang a net under it:

The drone catcher: Flying net out to ensnare aerial intruders

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1158555/Demonstration-flight-anti-drone-interceptor.html


VMP
ChristoC wrote on 2/17/2016, 6:57 PM
> ... knock it down with a cheaper (killer) drone

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PeterDuke wrote on 2/17/2016, 7:06 PM
Another reason for drone hate is that some people fly them during the fighting of bushfires. The drones are hard to see and aircraft used in fighting the fires have to be grounded for safety reasons.
GeeBax wrote on 2/18/2016, 4:28 PM
It amazes me all these assumptions from people who should know better that any drone MUST by spying on you. You are just being sucked into the crap being spouted by the media.

An equivalent 20mm lens is not going to reveal anything in detail about your property or you, and if they wanted to spy on you, they could do it without being over your actual property.

Hysterical paranoia.
GeeBax wrote on 2/18/2016, 4:30 PM
[I]"Another reason for drone hate is that some people fly them during the fighting of bushfires."[/I]

That happened ONCE in a widely publicised event in the US.
DrLumen wrote on 2/18/2016, 8:01 PM
You're taking the assumption that I'm worried about privacy of my back yard. That is not the case for me. If one were to hover over my backyard they are not going to see anything but grass growing. They can watch that all they want as far as I'm concerned. If we are out doing a bbq and one hovers then that will get a bit creepy. However, what comes around goes around.

I see it more as an interesting and fun challenge. Like trying to keep squirrels out of the bird feeders. Kill drones for fun and profit! Or maybe just fun...

Ultimately, isn't it illegal to fly drones within the city limits? With the new FAA regulations, do the drones have to display their registration number?

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PeterDuke wrote on 2/18/2016, 8:33 PM
It has happened here too:

"While last bushfire season in NSW required few aerial fire-bombing operations, Mr Ferguson said there were two incidents involving drones during the 2013-14 bushfire season – a time when unmanned aircraft were far less prevalent in our skies than they are today. In a case at Bald Knob in north-eastern NSW, two fire-bombing aircraft were forced to abandon their mission due to a drone flying too close."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/drones-straying-too-far-raises-risk-for-pilots-firefighters-20151009-gk5l8u.html#ixzz40ZqWE38F

DGates wrote on 2/18/2016, 9:18 PM
GeeBax, grow up. You sound like a petulant child.
Gary James wrote on 2/18/2016, 9:48 PM
Ultimately, isn't it illegal to fly drones within the city limits? With the new FAA regulations, do the drones have to display their registration number?

The new FAA registration requirements have no restriction on flying within a city other than proximity restrictions to certain types of government, sports and airport facilities. And yes, once you receive a registration number, it must be prominently displayed on all model aircraft covered by the regulations; which now includes almost all R/C model aircraft, not just multi-rotor copters.
Rich Parry wrote on 2/19/2016, 12:16 AM
I'm not trying to be picky, but the label does not have to be displayed "prominently". I would not call inside the drone prominent. I think it should, be right out in the open, but here are the details FYI ...

https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/media/UAS_how_to_label_Infographic.pdf


ushere wrote on 2/19/2016, 1:41 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-19/drone-crashes-in-middle-of-ceremony-at-war-memorial-in-canberra/7185202
GeeBax wrote on 2/19/2016, 3:24 PM
"GeeBax, grow up. You sound like a petulant child. "

Really, and why do you think it is acceptable on a good-natured forum like this to be a complete a*sehole and be rude to other members?

Larry Clifford wrote on 2/20/2016, 5:34 AM
I commented earlier this thread is not about drones in a military environment, but I thought some might find this video interesting. Some say it is not real, but I think the simulation gives us an idea of what controlling military drones is like.

VMP wrote on 2/20/2016, 8:01 PM
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