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TheMaster

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 18, 2015 - 02:14pm PT
Normally, I am against the banning of anything...but this is getting stupid. Again, just yesterday, firefighting aircraft were grounded because of drones. The Cajon Pass fire yesterday burned cars and homes, and I wonder if that loss of property is due, in part, to the delay in firefighting aircraft. This is three times in less than two weeks that drones have interfered in a fire emergency...that I know of.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 18, 2015 - 03:02pm PT
Summary execution.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 18, 2015 - 03:12pm PT
Know what you mean. I can't stand them either.

Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Jul 18, 2015 - 03:34pm PT
Ban drones

Another option:

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 18, 2015 - 04:11pm PT

U better start liken' those, Cosmic.
They're how we all get fed!
overwatch

climber
Jul 18, 2015 - 04:12pm PT
must be a seal they are the only tier 1 unit still using a high ready. Poor weapon handling

Edit:
I was being sarcastic about the seal part
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 18, 2015 - 04:13pm PT
Baunini, that dude is tits on a boar, nawmean?

You need FIRE POWER and a quick hit, dude.


Not exactly a trophy drone, but a solid take-down.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 18, 2015 - 04:32pm PT
A few days ago I was enjoying the view from my balcony when a drone helicopter came flying around in front of my house. I live in a tall house located high on a hill, about as much privacy and space as we could afford within reasonable work commuting distance of a dense part of Los Angeles. The windows and sliding glass door are designed to maximize my expansive view without concern for line of site from neighbors.

The damn drone was just hovering there about 30-40 feet from me, destroying my peace. I paid big bucks for my view, not so some cheapskate living in the flatlands below me can mess it up and invade my privacy.

It creeped me out and made me immediately want to get involved in local politics to ban them. Maybe I should figure out a net and slingshot system to make it financially undesirable for drone operators to buzz me. I don't want to use firearms or even a slingshot with potatoes because it could hurt someone else who lives down the hill from me.



Edit: Braunini, that clip is wacky. Skeet shooting is harder and a lot cheaper. Well, drone operators trying to randomize motions to mess up your tracking would make it harder. But still a heck of a lot more expensive than a little big of clay.
Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Jul 18, 2015 - 04:41pm PT

Jul 18, 2015 - 04:12pm PT
must be a seal they are the only tier 1 unit still using a high ready. Poor weapon handling

Zero chance that dude was ever a tier anything.
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Jul 18, 2015 - 05:28pm PT
Try this:
http://www.qrz.ru/schemes/contribute/security/jammers/drone-jammer.pdf
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 18, 2015 - 05:50pm PT
The schematic is not much use without a silkscreen for the PCB

This might be easier

http://jammers4u.com/ct-1088-e-portable-8-bands-jammer-gsm-2g-3g-4g-gps-l1-lojack-wifi-2.4ghz.-range-up-to-20m
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 18, 2015 - 05:59pm PT
NutAgain...#9 birdshot in a 12GA won't go very far past your intended target. Are your downhill neighbors at least 100 yards away?

At 30-40 ft #4 shot and a Wrist Rocket should be effective silent and not harm the neighbors or summon Adam 12.

Then here's an answer.



Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jul 18, 2015 - 06:57pm PT
By definition, banning drones is on the same level as banning avatars.
squishy

Mountain climber
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:14am PT
it's pretty ironic that this happened during the Drone Nationals, lol..

Banning drones in the US when we are in the middle of a drone revolution would be like chopping your own head off...I could talk about it for hours...but I have media to deal with..

You see I was the flight director for the 1st national drone races held in Sacramento all last week where the best pilots in the world came to show off. the dust has yet to settle, but believe me, the stupid fire fighting story is nothing..it's futile sensationalist crap for a fear mongering media and pathetically ignorant audience..just wait..

Enjoy...
CA.Timothy

climber
California
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:23am PT
and pathetically ignorant audience..just wait..


so I dont want a drone buzzing around my home, yard, designated wilderness trail, or the scene were ems personnel are responding. All the sudden I am pathetically ignorant?

in the middle of a drone revolution

is skynet online?
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:24am PT
Flying a drone above a wildfire could someday cost you
Jesse Marx, The Desert Sun 7:34 a.m. PDT July 14, 2015

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/07/13/drones-regulations-wildfires/30108929/

As flames swallowed 31,000 acres in San Bernardino National Forest late last month, a drone was spotted above a ridgeline.

The unmanned aircraft flew between two emergency planes that were dropping fire retardant. It forced flights to be grounded for several hours to prevent a mid-air collision, delaying containment efforts.


Last week, two California lawmakers filed legislation to keep drones from interfering with firefighting efforts. Although the bill wasnít ready for public inspection on Monday, itís clear that state Assembly member Mike Gatto, a Democrat from Glendale, and Sen. Ted Gaines, a Republican from El Dorado, mean business.

The legislation, if approved, would extend an existing law that prohibits interference with fire-fighting efforts, but increase the maximum fine when a drone is involved from $1,000 to $5000, with the possibility of six months in jail. The range of penalties would depend on whether the interference was considered accidental or incidental.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:27am PT
Credit: pyro

This is my drone
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:28am PT
Don't feel too badly, pyro...after all, it's not the size, but what you do with it...
squishy

Mountain climber
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:53am PT
so I dont want a drone buzzing around my home, yard, designated wilderness trail, or the scene were ems personnel are responding. All the sudden I am pathetically ignorant?

Yes you are, because it's not the drone you are actually complaining about, it's actually just a common problem called ignorant and or stupid people...they just happen to have access to drones now. There's tons of existing laws that are suppose to prevent all of that. The drone is just a tool, like a hammer or a rope, what people do with it is a concern though, right? And I will agree with you...but it's not the drone's fault, it's people and as long as you keep blaming drones, you will also appear ignorant...

Every time there's a fire a no fly notice goes out, people are flying drones in a no fly zone. Has it been enforced? There's existing laws here not being enforced right? So why do we need new laws? Why much we blame an inanimate object, when it's actually a problem with our fellow man?
squishy

Mountain climber
Jul 19, 2015 - 08:55am PT
Do we ban hammers cus someone killed someone with one once?
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