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It's the same thing that drives me crackers about people smoking in pub toilets. They bring a law in but there's no feasible way to police it due to lack of staff numbers.. Alright it's a lot easier to spot a drone than find a bloke smoking whilst he's having a piss. Point being even if they brought a law in to limit the distance drones can go you'll still get an idiot with a soldering iron who'll find a way around it.

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We must not be too fast to draw any conclusions.......or eyebrows.......

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It was a bloke in a hi-viz on his bike spotted recovering 2 drones from a field 4 miles away from the airport! Spotted by a passer by! :huh:

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Cut a hand off. Then if its done again they lose the other one. Once we have a museum of hands people might think twice. If they learn to fly with their feet and still do it. Hang them. They arent a shits worth of use to the world. 

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It was a bloke in a hi-viz on his bike spotted recovering 2 drones from a field 4 miles away from the airport! Spotted by a passer by! :huh:

A question for Bibs - How can you prove that the drones were the ones that flew around Gatwick - assuming they were not stupid enough to film all their activity. Do the drones record their track automatically? 

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Depends on the drone but DJI ones (which are 90% of the commercial market) track & record every single aspect of the flight, even down to control inputs. 

This is stored locally until you sync with the DJI cloud server and while I'm not sure of the process, I'd imagine someone somewhere would know how to disable this or delete the records.

 

 

 

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With my tinfoil helmet on (aka my conspiracy head on) I would agree with you all it sounds total BS. The whole thing.

So whats really behind this? Possibly Brexit diversion or to aid bringing in tighter Drone controls.

The latter is where Im at...but why?

Well if any of you have looked into the California fires there has been some excelent drone footage showing the craziness which has been going on there. 

Entire housing estates where all the houses are burnt out...but the trees and woodland surrounding are fine and not even singed. Lifelong firefighters saying they never seen anything like it.

Interestingly the fires seem to be along the route of a new planned railway construction.....

 

So more control and less drones Im sure will be implemented in the coming months.

 

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Hmmm something doesn’t add up IMHO but anyway...

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It has not been explained how domestic drone users could have the capability to allegedly cause disruption on this scale and police inquiries are continuing.”

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The effective range of a shotgun isn’t that great. You’d be lucky to disable a drone with normal cartridges over about 150 feet. The kinetic energy of the shot tails off very fast. Of course if you use larger gauge shot, but there’s less of them in the shell, so unless you’re very good, or very lucky, then the drone could fly through the sparse pattern.

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The couple who have been arrested...

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BBC:  "The airport said it aimed to run "a full schedule" of 757 flights on Saturday"  - that's Icelandair sorted then.

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They've got the Police and no doubt Intelligence Services looking into this, kinda showing us up on the world stage right now! Useless! 

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But if the passengers get no compensation, the airlines use no fuel......how does it cost them?

I understand all the panes are in the wrong place, but they have plenty dont they? 

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Absolutely not.  It's a very tight schedule with maintenance downtime, flight/cabin/ground crews, and massive service partner costs. Establishing aircraft back to where they should be is incredibly complex and often involves repositioning (empty) at huge cost.

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Blimey - I see. So, has anyone estimated the cost so far? (Obviously cant count the cost of ruined plans etc)

If so, the £50k can be put into some perspective - eg 1% of the total cost or far less??

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