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Old 08-27-2015, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ira d View Post
Why don't you tell us what you think should be done because it does no good to keep suggesting that we do something if you don't have a clue to what that something should be.
We should beat the crap out of anyoone we see flying his UAV illegally~
Old 08-27-2015, 05:49 AM
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congratulations north dakotahat state now is the first state that can equip their grones with pepper gas and tasers.wonderful and any other non lethal weapons. so now add drones to the paranoid country fascinated with guns and violence.I eventually will move to a caribbean island void of guns and drones.how insane have we become/meanwhile a reporter buys a gun and kills his former colleagues. no I wont preach just think we have a very violent nation and getting worse by the year.so how many states will follow north dakota and eventually they will allow guns to be attached to drones .it will never stop
Old 08-27-2015, 06:04 AM
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Only people kill people, not guns and drones. Isn't that the name of a rock band, Gun's and Drones????
Old 08-27-2015, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rgburrill View Post
I was looking at the FAA list of UAV issues for this year yesterday and saw that a few months ago there was likely a strike with a small, single engine aircraft. The pilot did not see anything but felt a jolt and then some vibration. When he landed he saw that two of his three prop blades were damaged and he had two gouges in the nose of his aircraft. The two gouges were about 15 inches apart, about 3 inches long and went through the gelcoat. He also saw no other markigs or blood spots. Sounds like spinning rotors to me. I amagine the owner of the "UAV", or "UFO" if you like, lost a few bucks that day.
I recall a few bird strikes that did not leave blood spots, so it could have been a bird strike as well.
Old 08-27-2015, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot View Post
I recall a few bird strikes that did not leave blood spots, so it could have been a bird strike as well.
Maybe so but don't they also leave dents from the body hitting the plane? The "experts" that looked over his plane could find no other damage than the two gouges. A quadrotor would like do just that, two rotors gouge the plane but keep the body of the quad away from it. Anyway, that's what they thought but have no proof. Heck, even the pilot of the plane didn't see anything.
Old 08-27-2015, 12:50 PM
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Not if the bird had his beak open going "aw s@$t!!!
Old 08-27-2015, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rgburrill View Post
Maybe so but don't they also leave dents from the body hitting the plane? The "experts" that looked over his plane could find no other damage than the two gouges. A quadrotor would like do just that, two rotors gouge the plane but keep the body of the quad away from it. Anyway, that's what they thought but have no proof. Heck, even the pilot of the plane didn't see anything.
Earlier you said that two blades of the
prop were damaged.
Now how the heck could the quad damage the
prop and still get thru to damage
the nose (I assume behind the prop?) with
still spinning rotors?
Old 08-27-2015, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 804 View Post
Earlier you said that two blades of the
prop were damaged.
Now how the heck could the quad damage the
prop and still get thru to damage
the nose (I assume behind the prop?) with
still spinning rotors?
Does it really matter?. The Aircraft was damaged by something, they have not found out what it was, Quad, Bird, or whatever?
Old 08-27-2015, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by FLAPHappy View Post
Does it really matter?. The Aircraft was damaged by something, they have not found out what it was, Quad, Bird, or whatever?
Well, if you don't give a rat's arse about the credibility of
a reported, possible drone strike on a full scale
aircraft,
I guess not.
Old 08-28-2015, 06:40 AM
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Well if nothing else this drone issue has certainly stimulated new weapon development. But I notice the story also refers to "planes"....
http://www.wired.com/2015/08/welcome...mbid=social_fb
Old 08-28-2015, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 804 View Post
Earlier you said that two blades of the
prop were damaged.
Now how the heck could the quad damage the
prop and still get thru to damage
the nose (I assume behind the prop?) with
still spinning rotors?
It is certainly possible that a Quad could hit the nose after getting over half way through the prop disc, then get stopped or slowed by hitting the fuse and having the prop blades hit the back end of the Quad. The prop damage was minor compared to the fuse.
Old 08-28-2015, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 804 View Post
Well, if you don't give a rat's arse about the credibility of
a reported, possible drone strike on a full scale
aircraft,
I guess not.
I think you may have not interpreted my post. The report could not make it clear if it was a Drone, or a Bird. Bad reporting IMO.
Hell yes it matters, why do you think this thread was started in the first place?.
Old 08-29-2015, 07:58 AM
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Well, the idiots are still at it. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...323232591.html
Old 08-29-2015, 10:41 AM
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So now what is local LE going to do about this? Great to see a story where the finally catch someone doing this, now what? Fines, arrests, confiscation of drones etc...some examples need to be made.
Old 08-29-2015, 10:54 AM
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I just posted a comment to another trend on this topic. I received a reply stating that when model helicopters were introduced to our hobby they were treated the same as "drones". Was the poster correct?
Old 08-29-2015, 11:03 AM
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Don't know the context of that comment, but would not be shocked to hear of that. Some people are just not agents of change, don't want to see change, don't want to hear about it, deal with it etc. Helis were probably treated the same way, just as people made fun of and scored for their use of ARF's and foamies as they started to be become more popular.
Old 08-29-2015, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by porcia83 View Post
So now what is local LE going to do about this? Great to see a story where the finally catch someone doing this, now what? Fines, arrests, confiscation of drones etc...some examples need to be made.
Oh Yeah! To all the above. This just can not continue and there is NO excuse for it period. Fine them very heavy like 10K, confiscate the drone and dispose of it by destroying, and give them a 60 day jail sentence, so they can have time to think how stupid they were. No Bail.
Old 08-29-2015, 12:29 PM
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[QUOTE=FLAPHappy;12091731]Well, the idiots are still at it. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...323232591.html[
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Did U catch the last statement by the reporter that the FAA Drone laws were supposed to take effect this Sept. 30th but have now been again pushed back to some time in 2017. What gives? OH! that's right we are dealing with an inefficient government agency.
Old 08-29-2015, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by flycatch View Post
I just posted a comment to another trend on this topic. I received a reply stating that when model helicopters were introduced to our hobby they were treated the same as "drones". Was the poster correct?
Pretty much so. A lot of people that don't fly helos still hate them, so they designate special areas for them and small foamies too. That's all well and good, but the way I figure it is they paid their club dues just like everyone else and they have just as much right to their 8 to 10 Minutes of fun. If U can't giv'em that I'd say, Well it starts with GET,and it ain't Get Out. JMHO
Old 08-29-2015, 01:34 PM
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[QUOTE=HoundDog;12091812]
Originally Posted by FLAPHappy View Post
Well, the idiots are still at it. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...323232591.html[
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Did U catch the last statement by the reporter that the FAA Drone laws were supposed to take effect this Sept. 30th but have now been again pushed back to some time in 2017. What gives? OH! that's right we are dealing with an inefficient government agency.
Yeah HD: I saw they pushed the new rules back until 2017, I have no idea why, so there must be a good reason why they decided that???
I do respect the FAA and their rules, the Federal Government rules outside the FAA rules are very questionable. The FAA could make immediate changes in these rules if and when a fatality or multiple fatalities occurs because of this problem. I would hope they would make those changes now. My question why wait for deaths to occur?, when they know the problem exists right NOW???

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Old 08-29-2015, 08:42 PM
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Talk about taking advantage of a trend... That'll work
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro View Post


Talk about taking advantage of a trend... That'll work
Just some prudently applied vigilantism goes a long way to right the universe.
Old 08-30-2015, 02:00 AM
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Interesting:

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/boeings...e-515266115812
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Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro View Post


Talk about taking advantage of a trend... That'll work
Marketing 101.....brilliant!
Old 08-30-2015, 03:24 AM
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DESTROY it, are you kidding, the LE will use it or sell it in the police auction and "pocket" the money.

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