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(The Local)   Drone wars: Soldier arrested for putting lives in danger by flying a drone around Eiffel Tower in Paris   (thelocal.fr) divider line 40
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2014-02-20 09:06:33 AM
He less known film: "Nancy, Comme on l'a vu dans le plancher " is available on other websites, but they wouldn't publish those URLs on a family media site.
 
2014-02-20 09:15:24 AM
Begun the drone wars have.
 
2014-02-20 09:19:19 AM
Thanks Obama!

(Sarcasm)
 
2014-02-20 09:19:37 AM
Team America - World Police already did it, kind of.
 
2014-02-20 09:21:06 AM
 
2014-02-20 09:22:14 AM

eyemarten: Begun the drone wars have.


Just wait until the chanters start.
 
2014-02-20 09:22:22 AM
Wasn't there a small town in Colorado that offered a reward for every drone that gets shot down?
 
2014-02-20 09:23:55 AM
 
2014-02-20 09:25:44 AM
Piloting a drone?  Is it just me or are words not meaning what people think they mean?  Or what they used to mean?
 
2014-02-20 09:25:46 AM
Drones = bad
Radio controlled helicopter = good
 
2014-02-20 09:30:58 AM
So France apparently has a huge stick up their ass over RC helicopters that don't actually look like helicopters? Huh.
 
2014-02-20 09:31:33 AM
How close are we to launching anti-drone drones?
 
2014-02-20 09:33:00 AM

Brew78: Piloting a drone?  Is it just me or are words not meaning what people think they mean?  Or what they used to mean?


This irks me as well. "Drone" implies some level of autonomy. This is certainly not the case here, and in the strikingly similar case from a couple weeks ago.
 
2014-02-20 09:39:10 AM
Did they surrender?
 
2014-02-20 09:39:41 AM
I actually wanted to try and buy one of those quadcopters and get a decent GoPro to put on it.  I have a really nice place here on the White Oak River that I think would make for some cool aerial shots, and really it's just remote controlled vehicles with a camera attached.  But man, some of these local governments, both here and abroad, are getting really angry about these things.  I don't know if it's blowback from ACTUAL drones being a controversial thing, or what, but it scares me right the hell away from it.

I don't want to spend $1500 minimum for the privilege of being arrested.

/obviously I'd keep it away from airports
//I'm not an asshole
 
2014-02-20 09:46:42 AM
PunGent

"Dead, but still unimpressed:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2533373/WWII-fighter-pilot-f le w-THROUGH-Eiffel-Tower-dies-Virginia-aged-92.html"

Overstreet's own story where he doesn't mention the dogfight. At least the words EIFFEL and PARIS don't appear.
http://www.cebudanderson.com/overstreet.htm
 
2014-02-20 09:49:37 AM

Sudlow: Drones = bad
Radio controlled helicopter = good

still a drone

Paper airplane = drone
Bubbles = drone
RC car, boat = drone
cellphone = drone controller
AM radio = drone missing blades
roadkill = drone biological weapon
roadkill skunk = drone chemical weapon
 
2014-02-20 09:53:01 AM

Sudlow: Drones = bad
Radio controlled helicopter = good


Pretty much. Seems like they just call them drones to get the wet pants brigade riled up.
 
2014-02-20 09:53:20 AM

Crewmannumber6: How close are we to launching anti-drone drones?


Then people will decide they're scared shytless of the anti-drone drones.
 
2014-02-20 10:00:27 AM

CheapEngineer: Crewmannumber6: How close are we to launching anti-drone drones?

Then people will decide they're scared shytless of the anti-drone drones.


When we outlaw anti-drone drones, only criminals will have anti anti drone drones.  Anti drone anti drones?  Drone anti drones!  Wait, my nose is bleeding.  Does anyone else smell toast?
 
2014-02-20 10:01:47 AM
Groppet
"Pretty much. Seems like they just call them drones to get the wet pants brigade riled up."

As long as the media has a simple word that can be twisted to mean whatever they want, all is well.
 
2014-02-20 10:06:28 AM

Shadowknight: I actually wanted to try and buy one of those quadcopters and get a decent GoPro to put on it.  I have a really nice place here on the White Oak River that I think would make for some cool aerial shots, and really it's just remote controlled vehicles with a camera attached.  But man, some of these local governments, both here and abroad, are getting really angry about these things.  I don't know if it's blowback from ACTUAL drones being a controversial thing, or what, but it scares me right the hell away from it.

I don't want to spend $1500 minimum for the privilege of being arrested.

/obviously I'd keep it away from airports
//I'm not an asshole


You know.
You could drive up to Vermont and a lot of us who are in charge of caring for older historical structures would love to have you fly them around.
Like up to check the condition of the hinges on the shutters on the belfry. See if we got huge wasp nests up there, before we commit a couple of people to a lift truck.
Stuff like that.

Very usefull.
You can also fly them around water falls.
 
2014-02-20 10:10:07 AM
This is a drone:

www.newyorker.com

This is NOT a drone:
www.3ders.org
 
2014-02-20 10:16:59 AM

vudukungfu: Shadowknight: I actually wanted to try and buy one of those quadcopters and get a decent GoPro to put on it.  I have a really nice place here on the White Oak River that I think would make for some cool aerial shots, and really it's just remote controlled vehicles with a camera attached.  But man, some of these local governments, both here and abroad, are getting really angry about these things.  I don't know if it's blowback from ACTUAL drones being a controversial thing, or what, but it scares me right the hell away from it.

I don't want to spend $1500 minimum for the privilege of being arrested.

/obviously I'd keep it away from airports
//I'm not an asshole

You know.
You could drive up to Vermont and a lot of us who are in charge of caring for older historical structures would love to have you fly them around.
Like up to check the condition of the hinges on the shutters on the belfry. See if we got huge wasp nests up there, before we commit a couple of people to a lift truck.
Stuff like that.

Very usefull.
You can also fly them around water falls.


and he could make money doing it, there was a company offering aerial photography at the San Antonio eagleford shale conference. The were recording  by RC Helicopter or octocopter for oilfield sites
 
2014-02-20 10:19:35 AM
sorry, public.....your a terrorist.....now spends some monies with our lowyas.....and
our just us dept, and etc, etc.......we needs money to spread mayonaise.  whoops thought it
was the US
 
2014-02-20 10:21:30 AM
like someone said, you fly a plane thru the Eiffel tower to shoot down a German you're a hero and are given the highest accolade that can be bestowed upon a non-French member of the military but you fly a little helicopter around the Helicopter you're endangering peoples
 
2014-02-20 10:27:14 AM

DecemberNitro: This is a drone:

[www.newyorker.com image 465x309]



Actually, that is not a drone.  It is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - but for some reason, people in the media just love buzzwords, and then it becomes common parlance, and before you know it, anything that can fly is a drone.  An unstoppable killing machine I tells ya!
 
2014-02-20 10:31:32 AM
I have an AR Drone that I like to fly around.
I lust after a DJI Phantom 2 Vision, almost identical to the one shown in the photo accompanying the article.

I would be annoyed if someone were flying an AR Drone with the outdoor hull around people at a public place without permission, and would think that person is something of a jerk at the least. They are loud, scary, produce gusts of wind beneath them, and look pretty menacing.

I would consider someone flying a DJI Phantom around other people in a crowded public place to be a menace and an outright danger. All quadcopters/RC copters/hobby drones can be unreliable, land/move unpredictably, and the DJI type copters' props can cause real damage. The French Police's reaction may actually be reasonable here.
 
2014-02-20 10:37:53 AM

Nesher: I have an AR Drone that I like to fly around.
I lust after a DJI Phantom 2 Vision, almost identical to the one shown in the photo accompanying the article.

I would be annoyed if someone were flying an AR Drone with the outdoor hull around people at a public place without permission, and would think that person is something of a jerk at the least. They are loud, scary, produce gusts of wind beneath them, and look pretty menacing.

I would consider someone flying a DJI Phantom around other people in a crowded public place to be a menace and an outright danger. All quadcopters/RC copters/hobby drones can be unreliable, land/move unpredictably, and the DJI type copters' props can cause real damage. The French Police's reaction may actually be reasonable here.


Not disagreeing, because I've been to the Eiffel Tower.  The crowds there are huge, and you shouldn't be flying that thing around where it could drop on people's heads.  But don't most of these things have auto stabilizers and decent ones have GPS relocation?  So, if you lose radio contact with it, it just takes control and comes back to where it started on it's own?

Not that it would help if some sort of prop failure or something happened, of course, but I wouldn't be as worried about it going out of control if it was a decent one.
 
2014-02-20 10:38:07 AM

Elroydb: like someone said, you fly a plane thru the Eiffel tower to shoot down a German you're a hero and are given the highest accolade that can be bestowed upon a non-French member of the military but you fly a little helicopter around the Helicopter you're endangering peoples


But if you're a German pilot that engages bomber planes terror bombing civilians, knowing you'll not survive the war, and fly through the Eiffel tower in an attempt to shake of an American fighter pilot. You're an evil Nazi.
 
2014-02-20 10:40:06 AM

vudukungfu: You know.
You could drive up to Vermont and a lot of us who are in charge of caring for older historical structures would love to have you fly them around.
Like up to check the condition of the hinges on the shutters on the belfry. See if we got huge wasp nests up there, before we commit a couple of people to a lift truck.
Stuff like that.

Very usefull.
You can also fly them around water falls.


I think you overestimate the ability of these things.  I don't think they're accurate enough you want to be flying them around tall buildings, what with the updrafts and everything.  But then, as mentioned, I'm a complete nub in these things and only just started reading up on them.  I have no idea what the true capability of them are, and only seen them used professionally in what is essentially wide, sweeping arcs over large groups of people or landscapes.  Nothing to the accuracy you're talking about.
 
2014-02-20 10:54:06 AM
You know who else...
1940chronicle.com
www.vintagewings.ca
 
2014-02-20 11:05:47 AM

Shadowknight: vudukungfu: You know.
You could drive up to Vermont and a lot of us who are in charge of caring for older historical structures would love to have you fly them around.
Like up to check the condition of the hinges on the shutters on the belfry. See if we got huge wasp nests up there, before we commit a couple of people to a lift truck.
Stuff like that.

Very usefull.
You can also fly them around water falls.

I think you overestimate the ability of these things.  I don't think they're accurate enough you want to be flying them around tall buildings, what with the updrafts and everything.  But then, as mentioned, I'm a complete nub in these things and only just started reading up on them.  I have no idea what the true capability of them are, and only seen them used professionally in what is essentially wide, sweeping arcs over large groups of people or landscapes.  Nothing to the accuracy you're talking about.


Depends on how much you want to spend.

http://blackarmoreddrone.com
 
2014-02-20 11:06:59 AM
Not only is this similar to the incident from a week ago, the text in the article seems to be almost word for word the same.
 
2014-02-20 11:14:54 AM

Robots are Strong: Depends on how much you want to spend.

http://blackarmoreddrone.com


Wow. Yeah, not affording that any time soon.
 
2014-02-20 11:24:58 AM

DecemberNitro: This is a drone:

[www.newyorker.com image 465x309]

This is NOT a drone:
[www.3ders.org image 550x413]


This....so much this.

You win.
 
2014-02-20 02:45:36 PM

Robots are Strong: Shadowknight: vudukungfu: <SNIP>

Depends on how much you want to spend.

http://blackarmoreddrone.com


Anyone know how to get drool off a keyboard?
 
2014-02-20 03:36:15 PM

Sudlow: PunGent

"Dead, but still unimpressed:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2533373/WWII-fighter-pilot-f le w-THROUGH-Eiffel-Tower-dies-Virginia-aged-92.html"

Overstreet's own story where he doesn't mention the dogfight. At least the words EIFFEL and PARIS don't appear.
http://www.cebudanderson.com/overstreet.htm


Right at the end:  "I have only described some of my experiences, and have many more to tell."

Hell of a collection of stories, though, even if the Eiffel Tower one isn't true...nice find, thanks.
 
2014-02-20 04:15:59 PM

Nesher: Robots are Strong: Shadowknight: vudukungfu: <SNIP>

Depends on how much you want to spend.

http://blackarmoreddrone.com

Anyone know how to get drool off a keyboard?


Just get a wet paper towel and wring it through your hands to soften it up, then dab lightly at...

... ohh, how to get drool off a keyboard.  Sorry, nope.
 
2014-02-20 06:10:43 PM

DecemberNitro: This is a drone:

[www.newyorker.com image 465x309]

This is NOT a drone:
[www.3ders.org image 550x413]


www.richardton-taylor.k12.nd.us

/hot like a swarm of drones
 
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