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Old 03-25-2015, 03:53 PM   #141
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Parks-you just came up with a great moneymaking idea! We could form the Drone Air War Association, set up over water drone wars, and sell the TV rights to some crummy cable station as a "Reality Show". Even have video cams on the drones to show live shots of the incoming missile!

Any bets on how long before someone actually does that?
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #142
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Mr. THD. I think you're on to something there. DAWA...Presents "Real Drones of _______ County. Now you're going to have to consider casting. You'll need a drone master...Think Redneck, bearded, one toothed fat guy...

His lovely bride...

...Don't forget the kids...

...And of course the dogs for retrieving...
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OK, ya got the cast, how about the script?
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:27 PM   #143
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Maybe it should be legal to shoot down drones, but only with another drone.
I see Raytheon making very tiny heat seeking missiles, AIM-1/9th Mini Winder?


A drone dog fight, that would be worth watching!

Already happening!



And drone racing, too. Google it. Us old guys are way behind the curve on this technology.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:08 PM   #144
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I'd fly one of these into the props.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:10 PM   #145
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Wow! That's pretty cool. I don't think I would spend a lot of time watching it but I'd love to do it. Thirty years and fifty pounds ago I enjoyed running around in the woods shooting people with paint balls. I could do this sitting down.


Oh Oh Oh! I've got it! Drones armed with paint ball guns shooting at people who can shoot back! Each paint ball team would have their own air support! Bomber drones dropping paint bombs. Fighter drones trying to stop bomber drones. That would be great! Old farts like us could sit there controlling the drones while the young folks run around the field.


RTF, Boy are you wrong about the Red Neck thing. This would be a huge nerd fest. Have you seen those robot fights?
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Oliver, I like it! Kamikaze Drones
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:21 PM   #147
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Oliver, I like it! Kamikaze Drones

That's one of the things driving the security folks crazy - how do you defend against a swarm of small, coordinated, kamikaze drones targeting a high value individual? ECM, I suppose.

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Old 03-25-2015, 05:47 PM   #148
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Parks-you are right on the techies. I live in Seattle and we have 75,000 techies in about 20 square blocks of downtown that would pay big money to be doing drone wars. I love the paintball idea, full combat, with air support, paintball wars. How cool would that be! Maybe Marin can find us an big, unused Boeing hangar. Doing it inside would eliminate problems with the FAA. We could make it a big competition. Get like Boeing, Raytheon and DARPA to sponsor it.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:02 AM   #149
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And here we are, the US doing it's best to be last, again!

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And here we are, the US doing it's best to be last, again!

How to Regulate Commercial Drones: Lessons From the UK : Drone 360
An article written by a geek magazine advocating self regulation by and for geeks. No surprise there.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:26 AM   #152
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An article written by a geek magazine advocating self regulation by and for geeks. No surprise there.

True. However, that does not invalidate my statement.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:21 PM   #153
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I wouldn't shoot one down if it was buzzing around my boat. I might try to snag it if it was being super obnoxious. But around my house I might be temped to try running a few of these through the ol'12guage.
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We are seeing more and more abuse of these things....someone needs to build a focused frequency-jammer that they operate on.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:19 PM   #155
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Shoot the damn things down. The government works for us and I say they are fired.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:12 PM   #156
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Shoot the damn things down. The government works for us and I say they are fired.


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This Guy's Neighbor Will Pay For Shooting Down His Drone
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:10 PM   #159
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Several NFL teams are being investigated by the FAA for using drones without getting a waiver allowing them to.
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