So, basically, they expect that by next year, we should start seeing UAVs flying around in the homeland. I can see all kinds of up-sides to this,
from civilian uses to security uses. But, alas, there are so many more down-sides.
You mean they aren't already using them? Since I have been living where I am now, I have sworn that I have heard a UAV overhead a couple times at
night. I honestly didn't think much of it. They make a very distinctive sound depending on the type of UAV, but tend to sound like a lawn mower in
If you read through the second article, you'll see that they cover a few of the "up-sides". But, with our current situation over here, I can agree
with your statement. Which is why its in the Conspiracy Forum.
I don't care what they say the rules are...
Those will change incrementally over time...
Until the skies over our heads are patrolled by armed and autonomous worker bees...
Just like the other countries we are currently democratizing.
Several people own private UAV's and fly them around towns . I wonder if the new FAA rules would have separate rules for private citizens. The tech
is cheap enough now that for less than 2000 dollars you can build and fly your own UAV with gps programming and gyro stabilization. Not to mention
the cameras and other payloads.
Hopefully these new rules will not hamper these peoples hobbies.
If you are interested in home made UAV's just google them.
Indeed. Keep in mind recently there was some dimwit who thought he'd plan a Terrorist attack using this technology,
recently I came across a really awesome civilian "FPV aircraft" company called Team Blacksheep that
appear to sell complete kits. They have also filmed some incredible footage using them, I certainly recommend watching them for entertainment
purposes. *Dear Santa* Now to figure out what the FAA and local laws are in regards to operating these things in the states... I'm sure they are more
Heck if you're talking about shooting down UAVs with a 12 gauge, I'd say have a bit more fun and buzz them with your own UAVs. Assuming, that
is, that you don't mind having Homeland Security come take you for a ride for an indefinite amount of time to an undisclosed location.
In all honesty though, law enforcement borne UAVS flying around really wouldn't bother me too much, considering that everywhere we go we are on
camera already, that is until I see one hovering at my _
Originally posted by jude11
When the Govt. wants to spy on its own people from the skies, peek into their houses, run hands over their bodies in public and listen to their
conversations without permission, there is no "up-side".
Not for us anyway.
Someone will hack their drones and crash them all into the sea!
Hehe! I was going to comment earlier, I wonder how long it will be before some back yard tinkerer takes one down.
Some of those punkin' chunkin cannons could probably get the job done. =]
Does anyone know if these drones are going to be armed? I guess the FAA is still figuring out the regulations, so it might not be known yet. Are they
simply for observation or will they be equipped with weapons?
That is exactly what I was thinking about, the drones are nothing but crap they have a very poor history wherever they have been used, is nothing but
a waste of tax payer dollars, they will be falling out of the ski like death birds and become a hazard to humans in the street, I can not wait to see
how the project backfired without any human intervention.
300 years ago Americans fought to build a country free from oppression and tyranny of the government. Now, under the guise of national security we
have government advisers telling American citizens that they don't have a right to know about classified information.
In the end, the law'll never catch and hold them. In a year or two, they'll be back in business. New names, new messenger boys, same old story.
No offense, but I hope that those of you suggesting shooting them down are joking. The only way this would be possible is if you sat right next to
the launch pad/runway where they are taking off. These things fly at an altitude that would make them impossible to hit with conventional firearms.
A shotgun wouldn't even come close. A high powered rifle might get there, but your chances of hitting a moving target at that range are basically
nil. IMO electromagnetic interference (directed EMP/high energy transmission or classic radio jamming) and/or hacking the guidance system are the
only realistic options for bringing one down.
But as another commenter suggested, you will probably be disappeared if you try. Chances are that they'll have a nice shot of your ugly mug long
before they're in range for you to bring them down.
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