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do you regret "goin' drone"?

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On 10/7/2017 at 05:43, wiskerke said:

 

+1

:-(

Can still hear (and prefer) real crickets and frogs though.

 

wim

 

+2

Worse after long periods of noise or when stressed which may be interlinked. :(

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That's a lot of bikes, Stacy. Do they signal turns? 

 

Thanks for the music video. I enjoyed that. 

 

Edo

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On 09/10/2017 at 04:13, Ed Rooney said:

That's a lot of bikes, Stacy. Do they signal turns? 

 

Edo

 

Way off topic but a subject dear to my heart. UK motorists, and in particular, car drivers, seem to feel that signalling has gone out of fashion, maybe it causes arm ache or interrupts playing with the mobile phone. I reckon a good 50% of (car) drivers don't signal properly when leaving a roundabout and as for changing lanes on the motorway, forget it. Commercial drivers of heavy vehicles are much, much better -  most get it right.  As the hauler of a small but ponderous caravan, I would like to know that it safe to enter a roundabout without having to grind to a halt, but non signalling (or worse still, incorrectly signalling) drivers, prevent this.   Ignorant idle peasants....  Should be flogged.... Grrrr....

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Back on the subject of drones...

 

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Man reported for unlicensed use of a drone

13 OCT 2017
Man reported for unlicensed use of a drone
We are working in partnership with Network Rail and the British Transport Police following a report of a man using a drone without a licence. 
 
This occurred on Saturday 12th August 2017 when the Tornado steam train came to Kirby Cross, Tendring along the national rail network and was reported to police on Wednesday, August 16. 
 
The man was flying the drone within 50 metres of other people and property out of their control. 
 
A 28-year-old man, from Kirby Cross, Tendring was reported on Sunday, October 1, for breaching the Air Navigation Order 2016 and was dealt with by means of an agreement contract with Essex Police and given a community resolution. 
 
The man was also selling the images he had taken in a local shop, which is illegal if you are not certified and cleared through the Civil Aviation Authority to do so. 
 
For more information on the regulations relating to the use of drones visit www.caa.co.uk. 
 
Investigating officer PC Paul Lindup said, “This is the first drone incident Essex Police has dealt with and we along with the British Transport Police are clamping down on illegal use of drones and will be prosecuting more infringements. The British Transport Police carried out a similar process on Thursday, September 28 with a second operator reported to court. 

“If you witness what you believe to be a dangerous use of a drone please contact 101 or email drones@essex.pnn.police.uk stating the location and time and any evidence you can gain of the offence.” 

Wendy Welsh, head of air operations at Network Rail said: “If a train collided with a drone, it could cause a serious accident. A drone could fly into and damage vital equipment – such as overhead wires or pylons – costing thousands to repair and causing hours of train delays.

"Only our team of highly-trained authorised pilots and specialist approved contractors are permitted to fly drones near the railway. It’s just too dangerous for anyone else to fly a drone near the railway and you could face a penalty of up to £2500.” 

 

https://www.essex.police.uk/news/news-and-features/2017/10oct/man-reported-for-unlicensed-use-of-a-drone/

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32 minutes ago, Sprocket said:

 

Something similar on todays news for those who want to practice their Dutch

https://nos.nl/artikel/2197758-molenaars-kinderdijk-willen-droneverbod-vanwege-privacy.html

In short, the inhabitants of Kinderdijk one of the biggest tourist attractions in Zuid Holland want drones forbidden for privacy reasons. Whilst they are used to tourists they are less happy looking on youtube and seeing their partners putting out the wash or kids playing.

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A report in the local news tonight that a drone narrowly missed  a light aircraft flying at 6000 ft in Northumberland.  The pilot was described as being lucky that he missed the drone, which passed maybe 6 ft from the plane. 

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In December 2015, a news drone crashed missing Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher by inches while he was skiing in a World Cup slalom race.

 

Jill

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Further info on the illegal use of a drone to photograph the steam engine Tornado on the BBC website (apologies if you are overseas and can't access it).  The perpetrator has had a rap over the knuckles. Light punishment may have been appropriate in this case, but I would like to see cowboy users of drones hit harder when they defy regulations.

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It used to be "hey Mister can I get my ball back from your yard?" Lately, it's more likely they want their errant drone back.

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On 15/10/2017 at 11:38, Robert M Estall said:

It used to be "hey Mister can I get my ball back from your yard?" Lately, it's more likely they want their errant drone back.

 

No chance.

 

Allan

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

No chance.

 

Allan

 

 

Absolutely. Better fun than clay pigeon shooting.

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