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rotornut
14th Oct 2016, 15:14
Bringing down an unwanted drone - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37528390)

er340790
14th Oct 2016, 16:57
Hmmmmm..... The University of Northhampton 'discovers' Technology employed by every Retiarius in the Colosseum 2,000+ :mad: years ago! ;)

John Hill
14th Oct 2016, 20:23
The BBC's Mike Cartwright has been to see a drone net in action - pioneered by research from Northampton University.

Is that so? You can buy net guns in NZ, hand held and for mounting on aircraft.
Ace Capture Equipment Limited (http://www.acecapture.nz/products.html)

http://www.acecapture.nz/image/fixed%20gun%20x%202_1.jpg

tartare
15th Oct 2016, 00:45
Aye - used by many a mad crewman in the front right hand seat of a 500 at about 10 feet of altitude - to bring down a stag during the deer wars...

onetrack
15th Oct 2016, 01:17
I reckon grandma's 20 ga. shotgun defence is a lot more effective! Having owned a DB 20 ga. Tonolini, though, I'd say the drone must have been pretty close!
The net surely can't have much more range than a 20 ga. shotgun.

Grandma takes out drone over her VA property with one shot (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/65-year-old-woman-takes-out-drone-over-her-virginia-property-with-one-shot/http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/65-year-old-woman-takes-out-drone-over-her-virginia-property-with-one-shot/)

Peter-RB
15th Oct 2016, 09:46
A twelve bore (12 Ga) with something like a 5,6,7 Loaded cartridge would bring it down up to 50 to 60 y's if higher then some super speed cartridges..they cost about 30 to 40 p each.....much cheaper than a net gun..;)

Windy Militant
15th Oct 2016, 11:53
A twelve bore (12 Ga) with something like a 5,6,7 Loaded cartridge would bring it down up to 50 to 60 y's if higher then some super speed cartridges..they cost about 30 to 40 p each.....much cheaper than a net gun..
15th Oct 2016 01:17

But a net doesn't spread the cargo all over the countryside! ;)

rotornut
16th Oct 2016, 04:50
This might also do the trick:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJcSU0gFo0A

vapilot2004
16th Oct 2016, 07:09
If you are 'government', you too can buy one of these things:

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Meanwhile in the land of the cousins, they're still figuring out the legalities.

Should You Be Allowed to Prevent Drones From Flying Over Your Property - WSJ - May 2016 (http://www.wsj.com/articles/should-you-be-allowed-to-prevent-drones-from-flying-over-your-property-1463968981)

Drones don’t have, and shouldn’t be given, a legal right to fly over private property in defiance of the wishes of the landowner. Such overflights threaten privacy and safety, and destroy Fourth Amendment rights.

Just as homeowners have a horizontal curtilage in which property rights extend to include the grounds and buildings that immediately surround a home, homeowners have—or ought to have—a vertical curtilage. Property rights in the curtilage include the right to sell the land and, crucially, the right to exclude others. Before airplanes, the right to exclude went up indefinitely; now it usually ends at 500 feet, where navigable airspace managed by the FAA begins. Lowering it any further, however, would be a big mistake.

Today, if someone flies a drone over your land below the FAA’s reserved airspace, the drone operator is, quite simply, trespassing in the same way as if the operator ran through your backyard. That trespass matters because drones can carry surveillance gear, and can be operated from long distances or fly autonomously. Drones can film, record sounds or listen in on Wi-Fi and other signals, and no fence is high enough to keep them out.