Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Re: Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Post by JALLEN » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:41 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Then the general rule would be not to not go around where anyone is dove hunting. It's kinda hard to hunt flying birds without shooting into the air.
I didn't think dove hunting was allowed in backyards.
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Post by Pawpaw » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:43 pm

Well, there I go getting off on the dove hunting tangent and forgetting the original point of the thread. I guess that shows where my head is. :tiphat:
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Re: Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Post by puma guy » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:53 pm

C-dub wrote:I do 5-stand with my 21" barrel and they set up birds as far as 50-80 yards and I even occasionally hit them with #7.5 or #8 shot. If the target was semi stationary I'd think it would be even easier. Many of m friends are much better than I am, but this still may have also just been a lucky shot.
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Re: Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Post by bmwrdr » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:00 am

I guess there is a change coming to the use of drones.

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Post by tomtexan » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:18 am

And now, a new way to defend against those unwanted nosey drones.
http://bgr.com/2015/10/16/drone-defende ... -wave-gun/

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Post by gljjt » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:30 am

powerboatr wrote:
what if a drone crashes in your yard? are you obligated to return it? or find its owner?
if the four guys showed up wanting the errant drone...charge them a fee to recover the abandoned property
They can retrieve it for free. It's in the bottom of my trash receptacle. Squashed under 90 gallons of garbage.


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Post by Taypo » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:52 am

tomtexan wrote:And now, a new way to defend against those unwanted nosey drones.
http://bgr.com/2015/10/16/drone-defende ... -wave-gun/

That's awesome!

Given that they're marketing to government, I'd bet they'll only run about $10k or so per unit.

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Post by Glockster » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:38 am

tomtexan wrote:And now, a new way to defend against those unwanted nosey drones.
http://bgr.com/2015/10/16/drone-defende ... -wave-gun/

Pretty interesting. It seems that they may be actually taking control of the drone (controlling flight rather than just terminating the owner flight control ability)? If so, wonder if you could use one of these to owner fly the drone.
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Post by Glockster » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:42 am

Glockster wrote:
tomtexan wrote:And now, a new way to defend against those unwanted nosey drones.
http://bgr.com/2015/10/16/drone-defende ... -wave-gun/

Pretty interesting. It seems that they may be actually taking control of the drone (controlling flight rather than just terminating the owner flight control ability)? If so, wonder if you could use one of these to owner fly the drone.
Just went to their site and they say it disrupts rather than takes control. Which could be interesting if someone used it, disrupting control and then caused the drone to crash, causing damage to property or injury. It's not yet certified by the FCC so not yet available.
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Post by jimlongley » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:47 am

Glockster wrote:
Glockster wrote:
tomtexan wrote:And now, a new way to defend against those unwanted nosey drones.
http://bgr.com/2015/10/16/drone-defende ... -wave-gun/

Pretty interesting. It seems that they may be actually taking control of the drone (controlling flight rather than just terminating the owner flight control ability)? If so, wonder if you could use one of these to owner fly the drone.
Just went to their site and they say it disrupts rather than takes control. Which could be interesting if someone used it, disrupting control and then caused the drone to crash, causing damage to property or injury. It's not yet certified by the FCC so not yet available.
Not any different, in concept at least, from the moon bounce array I mentioned above. A directional antenna with a transmitter on frequencies that the drone needs to stay in touch with its pilot would disrupt that communication causing the drone to either go into "fail safe" mode and land or just crash. As far as FCC certification, as a ham, as long as the frequencies involved are available to me, I can build one for myself without certification.
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Re: Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Post by Glockster » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:04 am

jimlongley wrote:
Glockster wrote:
Glockster wrote:
tomtexan wrote:And now, a new way to defend against those unwanted nosey drones.
http://bgr.com/2015/10/16/drone-defende ... -wave-gun/

Pretty interesting. It seems that they may be actually taking control of the drone (controlling flight rather than just terminating the owner flight control ability)? If so, wonder if you could use one of these to owner fly the drone.
Just went to their site and they say it disrupts rather than takes control. Which could be interesting if someone used it, disrupting control and then caused the drone to crash, causing damage to property or injury. It's not yet certified by the FCC so not yet available.
Not any different, in concept at least, from the moon bounce array I mentioned above. A directional antenna with a transmitter on frequencies that the drone needs to stay in touch with its pilot would disrupt that communication causing the drone to either go into "fail safe" mode and land or just crash. As far as FCC certification, as a ham, as long as the frequencies involved are available to me, I can build one for myself without certification.
Yes, but you can't sell it without that device approval. As for frequency usage, I believe that the rules though say that you can only use the available frequencies for their approved purposes, right?
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Re: Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Post by jb2012 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:44 am

What if I happen to be shooting clays when one flies over? and I happen to throw one near the drone? And I also miss the clay and hit the drone? haha just a thought


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Post by philip964 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:53 pm

http://www.wave3.com/story/30355558/dro ... y-in-court

Shooter 3 Drone 0

Judge threw out the case and threw out the discharging a firearm charge as well. Drone owner says its not over.

Drone owner says he was at 200 feet. I'm just thinking about my clay pigeon shooting, if I didn't get it close, I'm certainly not going to get it far away. What is the effective range of a shot gun?


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Re: Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over His Yard

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Post by Dave2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:29 pm

Diesel42 wrote:Slightly off-topic, but y'all are better at technology than me:
What effect would a laser have on a drone? Could someone permanently damage the camera with a laser?
Curious and thanks in advance,
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Sure, if you can keep it on target long enough. What exactly constitutes "long enough" depends on the camera design and the laser's power, but in general I don't think quadcopter owners have much to worry about. Or hexacopter owners. Or drone owners.

Octocopters, though... (Just kidding, they're probably fine too)
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Post by MeMelYup » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:32 pm

philip964 wrote:http://www.wave3.com/story/30355558/dro ... y-in-court

Shooter 3 Drone 0

Judge threw out the case and threw out the discharging a firearm charge as well. Drone owner says its not over.

Drone owner says he was at 200 feet. I'm just thinking about my clay pigeon shooting, if I didn't get it close, I'm certainly not going to get it far away. What is the effective range of a shot gun?
200 ft. = 67 yds.

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