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Old 12th Aug 2016, 11:33
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I recently saw a drone / quadcopter sized flying machine that the owner said to me, "throw this tennis ball at it." I did, and guess what happened...? It responded and moved out of the way quicker than you could imagine. Scary things are happening with the development of these things.
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 23:33
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Seems some are getting a little concerned with the lack of ability to defend against them Drones...

"...DARPA is interested in identifying novel, flexible, mobile layered defense systems and component technologies that could be leveraged to improve force protection against a variety of sUAS threats and tactics, could be fielded within the next three to four years,...
...System flexibility, deployability, and affordability will be major design drivers, as the system will only be an effective deterrent and defensive capability if it can be widely deployed to protect a large number of assets..."


https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportun...=core&_cview=0




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Old 15th Aug 2016, 11:15
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
I recently saw a drone / quadcopter sized flying machine that the owner said to me, "throw this tennis ball at it." I did, and guess what happened...? It responded and moved out of the way quicker than you could imagine. Scary things are happening with the development of these things.
I bet it can't dodge a load of buckshot!
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 03:07
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someone has probably already posted this, but pipeline and powerline inspection work, much of which is expensively done with choppers, will be done by drones for a fraction of the cost.
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Old 19th Aug 2016, 10:38
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Like this?

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Old 30th Aug 2016, 11:14
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someone has probably already posted this, but pipeline and powerline inspection work, much of which is expensively done with choppers, will be done by drones for a fraction of the cost.
Have a look-see at this site. Gives an excellent idea of drone possibilities. If the drone page don't come up just enter "drone" in the site search:
You searched for Drone | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers




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Old 30th Aug 2016, 19:32
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http://http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-...30-gr4qin.html

The future is here.
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 07:54
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Originally Posted by ferris View Post
The WA Today article is complete waffle and supplied by a UAV flying school. It's just like the articles the GA flying schools put out time to time promising boom times, Boeing/Airbus pilot shortage predictions, blah blah blah.

Love to know what this $500 equipment is they are talking about that can bring in six figures.
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 05:39
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Dronery

Todays Oz. I see the "professionals" are dicing carrots and beating the safety drum yet again regarding,>2 kg drones. Deaths are imminent and the sky is falling in obviously.
It smells of 'closed shop' no ?
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 12:05
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China's Antonov An-225 order

Here's a new idea. Drones launched from a cargo plane:
China to Expand Military Reach with a Fleet of the World?s Largest Planes - Defense One

Hmmm... Imagine: Payload 250,000 kg. Short range smart human heat seeking bomb drone 1kg. Yer got 5,000 troops on the battle field and an An-225 drone drop ship turns up nearby. What's that, 25 drones per soldier...


Edit: ah forgot, obviously the launch racks would eat into payload.




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Old 20th Sep 2016, 12:33
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Hmmm.....well you didn't think an Aust. LNP gummint would be wise to that did you Binghi???

And it's a far cry from a kid with a toy drone weighing less than a seagull in a local park...........
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 12:44
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that said....being Australia...we should actively pursue and fine to the full extant of the law any kid who flies a kite near an 'event'

No Cookies | Gold Coast Bulletin

1/4 a million dollar fine for a kid and his grandmother flying a kite in a park......sounds Australian enough to me.....(BTW I am an Australian)

I'm aware that ignorance is no defence in the eye of the law.......but how are simple Aussie family's to know about an act of parliament such as this??

Little jenny goes to fly a kite in a park with her grandmother......$250k fine!! ***** off australia!!! where does this PC bullshit stop!!!??
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 22:24
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heard a drone operator near Gympie the other day. he was filming a new freeway extension near the airport. no problems. he was 'not above 400". I was not below 1000. no drama at all.

what worries me is amateur drone pilots with too much money and no common sense.
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 23:18
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Luckily nobody caught Casey flying around in Syndey last week :-)

https://youtu.be/57R1mVPsQ9U

Well worth the view of you have a spare 9 minutes.

In his other videos this week he flies under and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There's also a good piece on Sydney Seaplanes in their Beaver.

https://youtu.be/LudIVLul1tY
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 06:42
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yes, saw those vids, great footage, but was surprised he flew over the bridge more than anything, so many international tourists fly drones al over syd now.
i was more surprised he didnt get booked riding that boosted board on the streets.. they are illegal here, same goes for segways in pubic areas.
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 08:15
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Via Fliegenmong:
...well you didn't think an Aust. LNP gummint would be wise to that did you Binghi???
Yeah, considering the turnBull govenment just made a decision to order some diesel powered subs..., I don't see much of 'wise' or common sense in what they do..

Wonder how long it will take the Chinese to make a little submersible bomb drone, say 10kg, fly the An-225 over the general area of the noisy old diesel sub and with a payload of say 10,000 submersible drones just saturate the area until there are some oily bubbles...

What sort of idiots order a diesel powered submarine in the 21st century.
Makes yer wonder is turnBull getting a kick-back from the French manufacturer..





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Old 21st Sep 2016, 10:18
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Last time I checked with my mates in the submariner corps, diesels were still quieter than nuclear boats, the difference is the underwater endurance, ie the diesels have to snorkel to run the engines and re-charge batteries. So it comes down to who has the greater endurance, the sub or the surface fleet, can the sub float away quietly in the current - under an inversion layer - before the surface fleet with their drones pull up stumps?? Just slightly off topic here btw
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 20:55
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The iranians are pushing ahead with their bomb drone developments. Claim to have a drone with a 600 mile range able to carry a heavy payload. Wont be long before irans terrorist friends are using them...

"...it can carry heavy payloads of explosives for combat missions to launch suicide attacks..."

Iran unveils maritime 'suicide drone' | The Times of Israel




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Old 28th Oct 2016, 09:21
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heard a drone operator near Gympie the other day. he was filming a new freeway extension near the airport. no problems. he was 'not above 400". I was not below 1000. no drama at all. what worries me is amateur drone pilots with too much money and no common sense.
Actually, you are right it is full of those kind of people and they fly a drone wherever they want without thinking about those above them. They are the most dangerous

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Old 15th Nov 2016, 04:07
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MC here,
I operate a Cessna 172 for aerial mapping and have dipped my toe into UAV's and I'm not seeing any advantages in these machines in our field yet. They will crash ,on average, 3 times a year. Even the expensive ones, they have no redundancy and parts are hobby grade. Their not allowed over populous areas (because they cash 3 times a year?) and the coverage per hour is too low to make a decent buck.
The Yamaha ag copter can't carry enough chemicals etc to be viable yet.
Having said that ,I lost a friend just lately to an ag incident, I guess with the Yamaha , everyone comes home to their family that day if it crashes.
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