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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-03-07 03:07:33 PM  
TFA: The Site is down for maintenance.

I guess the drone got to it too.
 
2018-03-07 04:52:43 PM  
Does this count as a drone interfering with firefighters?
 
2018-03-07 04:52:59 PM  
 How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.
 
2018-03-07 04:54:33 PM  
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2018-03-07 04:55:06 PM  

Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.


Friction. DUH.
 
2018-03-07 04:55:21 PM  
I hope they find the guy who owns it and make him pay for the damages.
 
2018-03-07 04:55:40 PM  
If conditions are that dry then anything can start a fire, even a vehicle with a flat tire pulling off to the side of the road and the catalytic converter touching some grass is enough. The fact that a dense energy storage device like a LiPo battery was the cause isn't as relevant as the fact that even with winter precip conditions are so dry that a tiny fire turned into 330 acres quickly, it's going to be a VERY busy summer for brush guys out West I'd think.
 
2018-03-07 04:56:02 PM  
Just launch a bunch of these around forests that haven't seen rain for a long time. It's so beautiful.

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2018-03-07 04:56:56 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: [img.fark.net image 850x288]


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2018-03-07 04:58:21 PM  

Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.


Well, Lithium-ion batteries don't react well to violent impact, so it's plausible that one could fall out of the sky, bounce off a rock, and start a lithium-ion battery fire. A cheap knock-off drone would probably be even more likely to do this.
 
2018-03-07 04:58:37 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: [img.fark.net image 850x288]


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2018-03-07 04:59:41 PM  
Flame throwing drones?

Gimme!
 
2018-03-07 05:05:20 PM  

The Lurker at Your Threshold: Flame throwing drones?

Gimme!


Here you go. Used for burning debris off power lines.

Flamethrower Drone Used to Burn Debris Off Power Lines
Youtube QZOZV7ugBas
 
2018-03-07 05:06:21 PM  
It's gonna be a long summer in Flagstaff.  We haven't had much snow this winter, so all that grass will be ready to burn by June. Maybe we'll have a nice Monsoon season.
/Lack of snow has kept the Phoenix tourists away though
 
2018-03-07 05:06:41 PM  

Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.


Cheap Chinese drone with cheap Chinese batteries would be my guess
 
2018-03-07 05:09:08 PM  
Are drones and any damage they might cause covered by home owners or renter insurance policies?

Might be worth checking if you are an enthusiast.
 
2018-03-07 05:11:57 PM  

ChipNASA: JohnAnnArbor: [img.fark.net image 850x288]

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The Japanese actually tried to set forest fires via balloon-bomb and once from a plane launched from a submarine dropping incendiaries.  In the second case, they picked a wet time of year, so fail.
 
2018-03-07 05:15:38 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: ChipNASA: JohnAnnArbor: [img.fark.net image 850x288]

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The Japanese actually tried to set forest fires via balloon-bomb and once from a plane launched from a submarine dropping incendiaries.  In the second case, they picked a wet time of year, so fail.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ba​l​loon#Single_lethal_attack
 
2018-03-07 05:19:23 PM  

LarryDan43: Just launch a bunch of these around forests that haven't seen rain for a long time. It's so beautiful.

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Those are the most asinine thing ever invented. Assholes all over my city light those things around the 4th of July with NO thought or care about where they land, just "oh...its so pretty". I keep a really long hose and fire extinguisher out for about a week around the 4th just in case one of those farkers land on my roof or in my yard.
 
2018-03-07 05:20:12 PM  
Since the government requires you to register them (not that everyone does), if this one was registered, shouldn't be hard to pin the SOB that was flying these stupid things.
 
2018-03-07 05:23:46 PM  

ZAZ: TFA: The Site is down for maintenance.

I guess the drone got to it too.


I read it. This doesn't help drone enthusiasts much.
 
2018-03-07 05:26:31 PM  

Frantic Freddie: JohnAnnArbor: ChipNASA: JohnAnnArbor: [img.fark.net image 850x288]

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The Japanese actually tried to set forest fires via balloon-bomb and once from a plane launched from a submarine dropping incendiaries.  In the second case, they picked a wet time of year, so fail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_bal​loon#Single_lethal_attack


They weren't *that* low tech. The autopilot-altimeter was fairly sophisticated for the time.
HOW IT WORKS: WW2 Fire Balloons (720p)
Youtube 76tefg5VmAw
 
2018-03-07 06:04:58 PM  

KiefKommando: Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.

Cheap Chinese drone with cheap Chinese batteries would be my guess


I think there might have been a leak from the drone's gas tank and the heat of the engine set it on fire.
These things happen.
 
2018-03-07 06:30:46 PM  

Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.


Lithium-Ion battery rupture as a result of kinetic disassembly of the airframe. (Crash)
 
2018-03-07 06:52:10 PM  

jayessell: Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.

Lithium-Ion battery rupture as a result of kinetic disassembly of the airframe. (Crash)


Damned kin.
 
2018-03-07 06:59:57 PM  

ChipNASA: The Lurker at Your Threshold: Flame throwing drones?

Gimme!

Here you go. Used for burning debris off power lines.

[Youtube QZOZV7ugBas image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QZOZV7ug​Bas]


THIS PLEASES HEPHAESTUS!
 
2018-03-07 07:02:29 PM  

ChipNASA: The Lurker at Your Threshold: Flame throwing drones?

Gimme!

Here you go. Used for burning debris off power lines.

[Youtube QZOZV7ugBas image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QZOZV7ug​Bas]


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2018-03-07 07:35:00 PM  
And where was Hugh?

/ He had one job
/ And only he can do it
 
2018-03-07 11:28:51 PM  

Interceptor1: How does a drone start a fire? I've had two of the things, one for five or so years and my current one for two years and fire was the last thing I'd expect out of either of them.


LiPo batteries can cause fires, especially if they get damaged, or if the charger malfunctions. I know this got mentioned by other people in the thread but I am mentioning it again because you state you have drones: I strongly suggest you get a LiPo bag. They're about $10 and I always bag up the batteries when charging them.  When not charging them, I keep them in an old metal ammo can with the top not clamped closed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEkew​C​jiDs0
 
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