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Old 02-04-2017, 09:35 PM
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I just love all these stupid drone adds on this thread!
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by hairy46 View Post
I just love all these stupid drone adds on this thread!
Hi Hairy46 ,

With all the times the word drone has been typed into this thread the advertising software must think this is a great place to sell drones . In reality of course this thread's main theme is about irresponsible drone pilots who make the news and bring bad press onto the hobby but the ad bots can't read that far into things . Yet .
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:29 PM
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We are all responsible for our action, seems that it is not taught anymore. Has it been explored that maybe these real close incidents are perhaps intentional, and intended to do harm to the planes that being said the real answer is most likely someone acting negligently. Flying that rc'rs do its generally hard to have intentional mid-airs watch combat events but sharing the air. Like it or not drones are here and can you imagine the technology they will have in ten years.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tmaucher View Post
We are all responsible for our action, seems that it is not taught anymore. Has it been explored that maybe these real close incidents are perhaps intentional, and intended to do harm to the planes that being said the real answer is most likely someone acting negligently. Flying that rc'rs do its generally hard to have intentional mid-airs watch combat events but sharing the air. Like it or not drones are here and can you imagine the technology they will have in ten years.

What price will we as traditional modelers have to pay due to it? That's the big question.

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Old 02-12-2017, 07:37 AM
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by tmaucher View Post
We are all responsible for our action, seems that it is not taught anymore. Has it been explored that maybe these real close incidents are perhaps intentional, and intended to do harm to the planes that being said the real answer is most likely someone acting negligently.
I think you're on to something, particularly how some are acting negligently in the way they participate in the hobby. Here's what I see as one such example:

Most of us have seen the news reports on the dangers of wildfires, particularly out west. Yet here's a discussion right in these forums of some AMA members deciding to accept the risk of flying jets during burn bans!

Burn bans and rc turbines.

With all the attention already on the hobby, can you imagine the media, regulatory, and legislative attention that will fall on our hobby if a wildfire is ever traced to a model crash, let alone one involving jets - where it can be a safe assumption the operator is an AMA member. What concerns me is the relative ease with which some in those pages assume away the risk.
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:55 AM
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Though a jet can start a fire after a crash, it isn't that likely, though more likely than glow. I would say the largest danger is an electric with lipo's. Those seem to burn after most hard crash's, that is something that flies straight to the ground at speed.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:51 AM
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I know a few people who drone on a lot, could we feed them into a jet engine and check results?
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot View Post
Though a jet can start a fire after a crash, it isn't that likely, though more likely than glow. I would say the largest danger is an electric with lipo's. Those seem to burn after most hard crash's, that is something that flies straight to the ground at speed.
At the Field i fly at in the winter (Arizona Model Aviators) They ban Jets In the summer dry season ... before the Monsoon season. Check U-Tube for Jet Crashes they cause a lot more fires than Lipos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aajp-A43glA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1K76kFkFi8

Lipos too .. Arson though @ 6 minutes and 55 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IdRyeIkNu0

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Old 02-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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How do you know they cause more fires? No statistics I know of. I know that there is more fires than glow because the kerosene is more volatile, and there is an open flame. But a lipo battery will burn from a pin *****, and almost anytime the crash is enough to bust open the battery case. And a much hotter flame to boot.
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot View Post
How do you know they cause more fires? No statistics I know of. I know that there is more fires than glow because the kerosene is more volatile, and there is an open flame. But a lipo battery will burn from a pin *****, and almost anytime the crash is enough to bust open the battery case. And a much hotter flame to boot.
Be it Gas , Glow , Kerosene , or Sport's pinpoked LIPO , the energy density required to fly our models pretty much assures that any sudden release of that energy all at once will result in conditions favorable to fire . Now I think it's fair to say that it depends on the luck of the draw as to which will result in a fire and which won't . I know over the years lots of folks thought I was strange because even my electric flying flightboxes contain a fire extinguisher but like Sport says , LIPOs do burn and the responsible thing to do is to be prepared to fight the possible fire that any one of our model's energy sources could cause .

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Old 02-13-2017, 10:14 AM
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I agree, but the only glow model I have seen burn was a fire started by the receiver battery, and it wasn't even a lipo. Unfortunately it was mine.
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[h=1]Marines’ Afghanistan Task Force Will Deploy with Quadcopters[/h]
A Marine with Task Force Southwest flies the Instant Eye small unmanned aerial system through an obstacle at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 8, 2017. Unlike larger drones, the small quadcopters can maneuver in tightly confined spaces, such as buildings and around corners, to record surveillance and conduct reconnaissance. Task Force Southwest is comprised of approximately 300 Marines, whose mission will be to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Lucas Hopkins)




POSTED BY: HOPE HODGE SECK FEBRUARY 14, 2017
The commandant’s vision of the Marine Corps of the future is coming true. The 300-Marine task force that will deploy to Helmand province, Afghanistan, in an advisory capacity will bring with them a range of small unmanned aerial vehicles, including quadcopters similar to those similar to those available for off-the-shelf purchase.
Marines with Task Force Southwest spent the day Feb. 8 training with Instant Eye, a tactical low-cost hand-launched drone mounted with multiple cameras to provide an accurate picture of the battlespace. According to Instant Eye manufacturer Physical Sciences Inc., the little drone weighs about a pound and can go from a stowed configuration to airborne in under 30 seconds, a plus for grunts carrying the system downrange.
A spokeswoman for II MEF, Maj. Kendra Motz, confirmed that the task force would deploy to Helmand with the small UAVs, but would not say how many of the systems the unit would take or how many of them would be Instant Eye drones.
“The Marines with Task Force Southwest will deploy with a variety of unmanned aerial equipment platforms to meet multiple tactical and operational requirements,” she told Military.com in a statement. “Due to operational security, the number and specific employment of small unmanned aerial systems deploying with Task Force Southwest will not be discussed.”
The small UAVs will be used for observation and other activities, she added.
Infantry Marines have used quadcopters including Instant Eye systems in exercises including last fall’s Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment. However, this may be the first reported instance of the Marines using the small systems downrange.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has repeatedly discussed his interest in putting the devices in the hands of every Marine rifle squad across the Corps as a cheap way to boost situational awareness and monitor threats. He reiterated the goal in planning guidance released this month, citing a need to deliver quadcopters “to all Marine rifle squads immediately.”
“This is just one small part of a larger effort to modernize the GCE and provide it with a ‘5th generation capability’ similar to what we are currently doing with the incorporation of the F-35 and other advanced platforms, sensors and networks in the air combat element,” he wrote in the guidance. “These efforts will, in turn, be shared with and enhance the situational awareness, survivability, and lethality of all Marine ground units.”
According to a service news release, training on the mini-drones for the Marines from Task Force Southwest included night operations, maneuvering through and around obstacles, and operating the system indoors.
“We can send this thing ahead and it can look for us,” Cpl. Isaac Brown, an intelligence specialist with the task force, said in the release. “We don’t have to send Marines not knowing what’s on the other side of any obstacle.”
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:29 PM
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Some things just don't mix, like drones and horses.
https://durangoherald.com/articles/1...rton-skijoring
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Man carrying Drones
http://www.popularmechanics.com/flig...6/ehang-dubai/
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Originally Posted by HoundDog View Post
I sure don't want that giant food processor flying over me. Does it have a parachute?
I often think technology is advancing faster than our good judgment it use it.
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Originally Posted by Flight Risk View Post
I sure don't want that giant food processor flying over me. Does it have a parachute?
I often think technology is advancing faster than our good judgment it use it.

That's what they said 113 years ago to the wright brothers and then to Sikorsky when he invented the Helicopter. Now no one gives it a second thought. It's all about Progress. Look at the TV coverage with the first men in Space and today it's just routine going to the ISS and back.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:53 AM
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And yet another "droner" makes the news:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/287712...eep-orem-utah/

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Old 02-22-2017, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
And yet another "droner" makes the news:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/287712...eep-orem-utah/

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Hell she can peek in on me anytime. But I'm sure I'd be accused of Manslaughter ... She'd Die Laughing.
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On that same page was a video about training eagles to take down drones. How are they able to do that without getting their talons and legs shredded?
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Originally Posted by Flight Risk View Post
On that same page was a video about training eagles to take down drones. How are they able to do that without getting their talons and legs shredded?
And why are you trying to confuse the issue with logical thoughts? Just because they show a video doesn't mean everyone will be able to make it work
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STAMPEDE !

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/out...cdac387e3.html
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Originally Posted by flyinwalenda View Post

$280.00 ticket really? Should hauled him in.

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Do they Fine a wolf pack when they chase an elk heard? Flying a Drone Out in the woods no air ports no planes ,,,People just have to have something to whine about.
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Originally Posted by HoundDog View Post
Do they Fine a wolf pack when they chase an elk heard? Flying a Drone Out in the woods no air ports no planes ,,,People just have to have something to whine about.
People harassing wildlife is just wrong in my book. After all your harassing them in their home. While I'm no tree hugger I do have respect for nature. Here's a great video of some tigers getting even with a drone.While they called it a way of "exercising" the tigers I kinda doubt how this whole thing went down.

http://www.livescience.com/58012-vir...k-reality.html


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