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Paparazzi drones

Started by Roger Dewhurst September 7, 2014
I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is required to over-ride the radio control of these things.  The use of these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will piss off the police.

Comment please.
On Sunday, September 7, 2014 2:49:33 PM UTC-7, Roger Dewhurst wrote:
> I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is > required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of > these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will > piss off the police. > > Comment please.
Most have the RC at 2.4GHz. Lost of info on the internet for jammers, including coupling sparks to dipole resonators. I like the idea of shooting the drones out of the sky. If it lands on my property, it becomes mine.
On Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:49:33 -0700 (PDT), Roger Dewhurst
<dewhurst.roger@gmail.com> wrote:

>I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will piss off the police. > >Comment please.
It's fairly hypocritical for celebrities, who have publicists and do everything they can to be on the covers of magazines and such, to expect privacy when they want it. And I doubt the dish+sparkplug thing would work, unless you can muscle around a 40-foot dish. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:49:33 -0700, Roger Dewhurst  
<dewhurst.roger@gmail.com> wrote:

> I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is > required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of > these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will > piss off the police. > > Comment please.
Fighter Drones? Seems you've found a niche market for 'security drones' Sell 'fighter drones' to monitor then take flight to intercept and remove these nuisances from our airspace! I just envision all those high school students and their little fighting robots armed with saws, cannons, hammers, etc. the robots, not the students.
On Monday, 8 September 2014 10:42:33 UTC+12, RobertMacy  wrote:
> On Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:49:33 -0700, Roger Dewhurst > > <dewhurst.roger@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is > > > required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of > > > these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will > > > piss off the police. > > > > > > Comment please. > > > > Fighter Drones? Seems you've found a niche market for 'security drones' > > Sell 'fighter drones' to monitor then take flight to intercept and remove > > these nuisances from our airspace! > > > > I just envision all those high school students and their little fighting > > robots armed with saws, cannons, hammers, etc. the robots, not the > > students.
All the attacking drone would need is a net or a number of lines to drop and entangle the propellors of the drone.
On 9/7/2014 4:49 PM, Roger Dewhurst wrote:
> I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will piss off the police. > > Comment please. >
Well, at a maker fair here in Tulsa last week there was a man with a miniature drone. It was palm sized, so it might be hard to shoot down. Of course I don't think it had a camera, but adapting one from a cell phone shouldn't be a problem. He was also having some problem controlling it. It was a little too sensitive for easy control. Bill
On Monday, September 8, 2014 5:16:20 AM UTC-7, Bill Gill wrote:
> Of course I don't think it had a camera, > but adapting one from a cell phone shouldn't be a problem.
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On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:07:04 -0700, Roger Dewhurst  
<dewhurst.roger@gmail.com> wrote:

>> ...snip.... > All the attacking drone would need is a net or a number of lines to drop > and entangle the propellors of the drone.
YES! all you need is to drag a fine line around above helios and in front of planes. Look like a 'man-of-war' dangling ou there. Or, how about launch a net with weighted tendrils that goes to an altitude and then spins 'open' to ensnare? However, the simpler more fun type would be a tiny, but fast, drone dragging a dangly line behind it. At least with a 'net' you can bring back to your own property and make claim to the wreckage.
On 9/7/2014 6:17 PM, John Larkin wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:49:33 -0700 (PDT), Roger Dewhurst > <dewhurst.roger@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will piss off the police. >> >> Comment please. > > It's fairly hypocritical for celebrities, who have publicists and do > everything they can to be on the covers of magazines and such, to > expect privacy when they want it. > > And I doubt the dish+sparkplug thing would work, unless you can muscle > around a 40-foot dish. > >
Microwave oven magnetron. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics 160 North State Road #203 Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 hobbs at electrooptical dot net http://electrooptical.net
On Tuesday, 9 September 2014 07:36:25 UTC+12, Phil Hobbs  wrote:
> On 9/7/2014 6:17 PM, John Larkin wrote: > > > On Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:49:33 -0700 (PDT), Roger Dewhurst > > > <dewhurst.roger@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > >> I suspect that little more than a dish antenna and a spark plug is required to over-ride the radio control of these things. The use of these will piss off nearby TV users but not as much as a shotgun will piss off the police. > > >> > > >> Comment please. > > > > > > It's fairly hypocritical for celebrities, who have publicists and do > > > everything they can to be on the covers of magazines and such, to > > > expect privacy when they want it. > > > > > > And I doubt the dish+sparkplug thing would work, unless you can muscle > > > around a 40-foot dish. > > > > > > > > Microwave oven magnetron. > > > > Cheers > > > > Phil Hobbs > > > > -- > > Dr Philip C D Hobbs > > Principal Consultant > > ElectroOptical Innovations LLC > > Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics > > > > 160 North State Road #203 > > Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 > > > > hobbs at electrooptical dot net > > http://electrooptical.net
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