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(WTOP)   Colorado town to issue hunting licenses and pay bounty for "killed" drones. For some reason the federal government has a problem with this   (wtop.com) divider line 156
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2013-07-21 03:11:49 PM

Benjimin_Dover: vygramul: Benjimin_Dover: vygramul: "The FAA doesn't have the power to make a law," he said.

The ignorance on which part of the government makes laws in this thread is hitting new highs.

Not compared to the ignorance that is displayed by someone who thinks that congress would have to pass a new law in order to authorize the FAA to bring serious shiat down on someone who shot at a drone.

They are both pretty much near the bottom of the mental scale. It would be like comparing 5 degrees Kelvan and 10 degrees Kelvan and claiming that one is colder than the other.


That's because the gov. is ruled by executive fiat these days. Long live the King!

As long as the King! does what he's told by his backers, he gets to live.
 
2013-07-21 03:51:54 PM

RedVentrue: Benjimin_Dover: vygramul: Benjimin_Dover: vygramul: "The FAA doesn't have the power to make a law," he said.

The ignorance on which part of the government makes laws in this thread is hitting new highs.

Not compared to the ignorance that is displayed by someone who thinks that congress would have to pass a new law in order to authorize the FAA to bring serious shiat down on someone who shot at a drone.

They are both pretty much near the bottom of the mental scale. It would be like comparing 5 degrees Kelvan and 10 degrees Kelvan and claiming that one is colder than the other.

That's because the gov. is ruled by executive fiat these days. Long live the King!

As long as the King! does what he's told by his backers, he gets to live.


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2013-07-21 05:30:59 PM

cgremlin: mutterfark: hardinparamedic: mutterfark: Serious question, could you bring them down with some kind of radio "jammer"?

You REALLY want to mess with the people at the FCC? Their methods are..unspeakable.

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Lol, no. Even in a rural area I doubt it would take long to triangulate the source of transmission. I was just curious.:)

A decent directional antenna with proper shielding should take care of any triangulation issues. ;-)


I'm pretty familiar with direction finding.

You have to actually have direction finders in range, more than one, in order to triangulate a signal.  That's a major farkin' expense, putting them everywhere.  Not very practical.

Of course, if a bunch of drones keep falling out of the sky in a particular area, that's going to interest those.  Might end up finding that an RC-12 or RC-7B might end up orbiting nearby when they fly a drone overhead, just to DF your ass.

My advice:  If you're gonna do something like that, jam the piss out of it, then move.
 
2013-07-21 05:33:39 PM

semiotix: SpiderQueenDemon: This reminds me of the time my obnoxious vegan friend put a whole shiatload of Styrofoam deer sculptures she'd made with packages of what she considered delicious nonperishable vegan food and an 'isn't this nicer?' note in their hollow bellies into the forest the day before the first day of hunting season.

Yeah, that's pretty funny. The food is what takes it over the line from activism into trolling.


Honestly, I'd be all like "Hey, now I got side dishes!  Bonus!".

A nice picture of the vegan food on a plate next to some venison, sent back, would have been even sweeter.
 
2013-07-21 05:50:15 PM

hardinparamedic: dittybopper: Now, if you wanted to get *REAL* fancy, you could arm a large-ish radio control model aircraft with a semi-auto shotgun and equip it with one of those real-time cameras, and go hunting drones like a half-assed WWII fighter pilot.  That would be pretty safe:  The shot would pose no serious threat to anyone on the ground.

IIRC, that's also illegal according to the FAA for a civilian aircraft to carry air-to-air weaponry.


RC models aren't legally classified as aircraft for the purposes of the FAA.  In fact, they aren't regulated at all, except for the requirement that they generally stay below 400 feet and away from airports.  Technically, you could build a full-sized remote control Cessna RC aircraft and fly it remotely, because they also don't put any size restrictions on model aircraft.  As long as it's not manned, and it's actively flown (ie., not autonomous), and as long as you keep it away from airports, below 400 feet, and generally not over inhabited areas, they don't care.

But the point I was making was still valid:  You ain't gonna shoot down a Predator or Global Hawk.  But there are other drones that are much, much smaller that you could conceivably destroy.  Hell, just using a regular RC aircraft with a camera as a kamikaze would probably work with the smaller sorts of low altitude drones.
 
2013-07-21 08:51:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: The only drones I want to kill are the ones down at the government offices who are wasting so much of our tax money and oxygen. What's the going bounty on THEM?


Less than the one that gets put on people that do that, unfortunately.

Unless they're from a certain state's "economic development" department.
 
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