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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #15 on: 20 December 2018, 15:35:19 »

News says police marksmen are at the scene. Ideally they should be at the scene of the houses of whoever owns the drones.

I can understand them not using bullets to shoot these things down, but a 12 guage with suitably small sized pellets will reduce the effective danger range enough to bring down the drone and not cause issues beyond the firing zone.
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #16 on: 20 December 2018, 15:39:18 »

as long as its near enough, a shotgun isnt much good over about 60 yards.
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« Reply #17 on: 20 December 2018, 16:17:52 »

as long as its near enough, a shotgun isnt much good over about 60 yards.

There are weapons that have limited range that would fit the bill. Sorry, if I tell you I'll have to kill you.  :-X :-X :-X:y
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« Reply #18 on: 20 December 2018, 16:45:58 »

Dr Gollum needs to go and as his boss for one of these little beauties. Does he want to be the driver or weapons operator? 8) 8) 8)

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/03/21/us-army-successfully-demos-laser-weapon-on-stryker-in-europe/

The orange badges on the side in the photo of the vehicle are the drones it has taken out. :y :y :y
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #19 on: 20 December 2018, 17:02:02 »

News says police marksmen are at the scene. Ideally they should be at the scene of the houses of whoever owns the drones.
That made I chuckle... There's routinely a selection of MP5s wandering around... ::)

The trouble with randomly shooting at a drone is presumably the operators can watch what is happening in the vicinity of the drone... a quick shimmy is probably enough to dodge the worst of anything aimed at it. Emptying a magazine at it from the ground would inevitably result in showering something or someone with bullets.  ::)

Also tracking one is presumably complicated by a combination of speed and maneuverability... If no one has sight of it when it dissappears/returns, then it would be almost impossible to follow. Oh and now it's dark again...
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #20 on: 20 December 2018, 17:07:41 »

Dr Gollum needs to go and as his boss for one of these little beauties. Does he want to be the driver or weapons operator? 8) 8) 8)

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/03/21/us-army-successfully-demos-laser-weapon-on-stryker-in-europe/

The orange badges on the side in the photo of the vehicle are the drones it has taken out. :y :y :y
The firm that currently keeps me busy couldn't micromanage the continuous supply of sticky labels... (let alone chicken :-X), but if they need someone to have a go, I would gladly step up to use that  8)

What could possibly go wrong :D
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #21 on: 20 December 2018, 17:12:02 »

In some countries they have been training birds of prey to take out drones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAYVyj6vf3Y

It seems this country is wholly unprepared compared to many. Signal jamming is another method & iirc the French have been experimenting with fired small nets
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« Reply #22 on: 20 December 2018, 17:26:10 »

Hmm. TheBoy has been quiet lately... :-X
Counted my stash of multicopters (drone is any unmanned flying machine) and Lipos, and am only missing a small toy one...   ...which I know is in the office at work


I'm sure there will be a demand to ban quadcopters, as a kneejerk.  The rules are clear enough, and good enough, so we don't need that, but I'm sure the mainstream media will hound for it, despite so badly getting their facts wrong on the rules.
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #23 on: 20 December 2018, 17:31:17 »

I'm perfectly capable of crashing without being shot...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwcAHrZZBx4

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« Reply #24 on: 20 December 2018, 17:36:50 »

And to understand how ninble they can be....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yASitlzLQ2Q

(Note, this footage was taken before the 400' height limit for multicopters came in in July)
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #25 on: 20 December 2018, 18:14:44 »

They've called Private Pike in.  :y

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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #26 on: 20 December 2018, 18:17:38 »

They've called Private Pike in.  :y
It's another embarrassment, isn't it? Foreign travellers, speaking on the news, were incredulous. So am I.  :-[
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #27 on: 20 December 2018, 18:38:04 »

Im wondering if theres more to this than meets the eye ? blackmail, terrorism.....?  :-\
If it was just a matter of getting rid of a couple of drones wouldn't it be done & dusted by now ?
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« Reply #28 on: 20 December 2018, 18:44:05 »

I'm surprised that this hasn't spread to other big airports yet as there are idiots out there who would think that this is a right old laugh.  ::)
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #29 on: 20 December 2018, 19:18:16 »

Just waiting for someone on the News to link Brexit to the drone . How about a conspiracy theory - drone organised by soft Brexit supporters!

How would a training course and licence help? Having a legal gun doesntstop a nutter in the USA from killing people in a mass shooting.
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