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    A guide to drones and where to fly them.

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    A guide to drones and where to fly them.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:26 pm

    Being a bit of techie geek I am attracted to the new flying drones, but I worry that they might be banned because of the accidents that have been happening with them in recent months.

    HERE is a guide to this subject that I have found in the Gizmodo site that I regularly visit.

    What do you folks think about the drones, and do you too think that they should be banned ?


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    Post by zathrus on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 12:20 pm

    Yes, where it used to be flying kites that youngsters like to do, it is now the drones that they are keen on.

    Something tells me that after Christmas we will no longer see kids on their new bikes but we will see them flying these dangerous little bits of kit in stead.
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    Re: A guide to drones and where to fly them.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 11 Dec 2015, 12:10 pm

    What a thought mate ! geek

    Maybe we are just going to have to be ready to duck more often.


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 11 Dec 2015, 1:07 pm

    I think there should be regulation and licencing. That being said, I love to watch the drone footage that TV companies use in documentaries, and would love to have one, so it could go 'see' for me in places I can no longer get to physically.
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    Re: A guide to drones and where to fly them.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 12:14 pm

    They are certainly attractive bits of kit for exploration.

    I know they are already illegal to use near houses, roads, airports and people, as they are seen as both dangerous and intrusive of privacy.

    I saw one advertised in the paper today for twenty quid, and that included a built in radio transmitting video camera.

    Unlike the UK government Reaper drones they do not carry missiles yet

    They may be licenced for only registered users very soon.


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    Post by Nuthin fancy on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 3:28 pm

    Hi all,

    Love drones!!!. They should NOT be regulated, as if one is SENSIBLE they you will fly them in safe conditions. Those that don't need prosecuting. I have not got a drone, but the wife bought me a radio controlled helicopter ( a swine to fly!! ) but I am now like a little kid again...sheer hooliganism in the garden !!!

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    Re: A guide to drones and where to fly them.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 13 Dec 2015, 11:22 am

    I am with you on that one Technician, as I would love one for Christmas - hint-hint - to anybody looking over my shoulder. Twisted Evil

    Maybe I will just buy myself one in the New-Year sales ! Suspect

    The great problem is, that it always happens that the idiots that misuse these things are the ones that get them banned for everybody else.

    If your drone has a camera attached it is going to be very hard not to invade people's privacy.



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    Re: A guide to drones and where to fly them.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 13 Dec 2015, 11:55 am

    My partner wants one for his Christmas too !

    He's not getting it from me as he would be likely to watch winching couples in the park with it. Embarassed
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    Re: A guide to drones and where to fly them.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 13 Dec 2015, 12:32 pm

    I'm really not interested in what people get up to in the park, or elsewhere. If I had one it would be 'seeing things like mountains, waterfalls and scenic views; all the places my wheelchair won't take me!

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