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Dealing With Drones

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by rprice, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. mcoffee

    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    Most drones above the "toy" level have a GPS receiver and record their takeoff position. On loss of signal from the controller, they enter a "return home" mode and will land at their takeoff point.
     
  2. Takao

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    Some of the "toys" enjoy this feature as well.

    Of course, a broad band jamming will disrupt the GPS signal, as well as cell phones, Wifi, etc.
     
  3. Biak

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    I still wonder why there are restrictions on RC aircraft, can only be flown in certain areas, and not for drones? Noise was the main concern in the former and noise and privacy could certainly be reason for the latter. I have a scoped .177 air rifle and it could definitely hit a drone within 50 to 60 yards.
     
  4. KodiakBeer

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    Here's the problem. The FAA has now ruled that drones are "aircraft."





    http://gizmodo.com/is-it-ok-to-shoot-down-your-neighbors-drone-1718055028
     
  5. Takao

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    It doesn't matter any more. It's now a federal crime.
     
  7. Takao

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    Except...Of course...That the Feds, specifically the FAA, never stepped in on any of the shooting cases to date. Despite the fact that drones were ruled aircraft back in November 2014.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0l0oAu0n-HhcDItM1hyNHppNjQ/view?pref=2&pli=1

    Much of this is erring on the side of caution, as they don't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry shooting at drones. Hence, all the offending shooters were all indicted under weapons charges.
     
  8. lwd

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    With RC aircraft the controllers and EMI may have been a factor as well.

    As far as the FAA rule it's under some dispute as the FAA can't make laws. A good synopsis of the situation is at:
    http://dronelawjournal.com/
    There's also an interesting write up on the IEEE web page.
    There also seams to be areas where "model aircraft" (which sometimes seems to include drones) are held to be different than aircraft. I'm far from convinced that one would be charged under that statute for taking down a drone that was snooping over your home. If you were I doubt a jury would convict you.
     
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    Playing tennis maybe 30 years ago. Someone was flying a remote control airplane, and it managed to avoid the 12 foot fence and actually crash into the next courts ladies leg...hard to believe it wasn't deliberate.
     
  10. KodiakBeer

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    I don't want to be the first. As I suggested earlier, I wouldn't step out in the open to shoot one so that any video or images are going back to somebody. Then if brought down I'd shoot the hell out of it from that same cover to make sure it isn't still transmitting when I approach, pick it up and destroy it. I live in a rural area so no weapons charges would apply, anyway. No, you can't come on my property to look for crashed drones. No trespassing. Stay off my lawn. Shakes tiny fist at sky.
     
  11. CAC

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    I can see a convoy of black SUVs coming up your trail Kodiak...
     
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    Where did I put my tinfoil hat?
     
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    Whatever you do, don't make your "tinfoil" hat out of that stuff colloquially known as "tin foil" sold at the grocery stores. This is in fact "aluminum foil", which as we all know AMPLIFIES spy satelite rays! To be effective, you must use authentic tin foil. Failure to do so will result in a 99.17% increase in the amount of your brain waves read by the New World Order and stored onto their secure servers. Its a conspiracy.....
     
  14. Takao

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    It also amplifies those broadcast on the 2.6Ghz mobile communications band.

    You need a the full-body Faraday Cage, not just the hat.
     
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    Michael Faraday is a hero,of mine...
     
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    Nice Adam, a net gun with a parachute to safely return the drone to the ground. The drone isn't destroyed so slightly less legal concern there.
     
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