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Re: Drones

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Zasso Nouka wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:32 pm
That's exactly what has happened in the UK, some imbeciles wanted to protest about Gatwick airport and shut it down for several days ruining many other folk's holidays and travel plans and then suddenly the drone laws get tightened up and everyone has to register their drone :doh:
That was a weird case, it's not entirely clear that the drones ever existed. Somebody reported seeing a drone, then other people heard the reports of a drone and reported that they saw something too, but nobody got any video footage, and the people the police arrested got released and paid compensation after it turned out they had no connection to it and had been reported by a neighbour with a grudge. It also seemed like many of the later reports may have been of people seeing drones used by the police to look for the original, possibly non-existent, unauthorized drone.

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Pizza and a McDonald's delivery would be sweet, although that's another job taken from a human. It's inevitable for delivery work, same with farming, all going to be done by robots or drones in the future I'm sure.

The whole Drone racing reminds me of games like F-Zero X and Wipeout with some of the track layouts. I love it.
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Re: Drones

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DocDoesFarming wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:49 pm
It's inevitable for delivery work, same with farming, all going to be done by robots or drones in the future I'm sure.
Truck driving is probably another job that will quickly get taken over by self driving vehicles and personally I can't wait for an extra pair of hands on the farm as I get older. It would be awesome to have something automated doing a lot of the mundane jobs like weeding and harvesting leaving humans to concentrate on the more interesting tasks and allowing single farmers to boost productivity enormously.
DocDoesFarming wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:49 pm
The whole Drone racing reminds me of games like F-Zero X and Wipeout with some of the track layouts. I love it.
To really enjoy it you need a set of vr goggles and then it looks a real hoot. Would be totally awesome to be able to play your own version of Wipeout.

@edmundedgar didn't the police actually admit there might not have been a drone ? Can't remember exactly but they might have said something along those lines later on. However I do remember some of the protestors saying they intended to fly drones around the airport and that was a pretty irresponsible thing to say that may have made staff at the airport overly vigilant. DJI drones have no fly zones built into the software so they won't take off if you are in restricted airspace but many cheaper drones don't.

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Re: Drones

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On the one sunny day we've had recently managed to get the drone up and do an overflight of our farm
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Still got a lot to learn about taking cinematic footage with the drone rather than just flying it around to check the state of crops or other things.