Drone activity

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Drone activity

Unread post by Redmoon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:53 pm

I recently move to a new house. Middle of town with lots of trees and bush around. Every day a Phantom drone hovers over the middle of the property I am staying in for about 20 minutes then disappears. I can't see where it comes from and I fact the pilot flys it in such a way that it's hard to follow it to its landing area. My problem is that my kids were tanning in the garden and this drone just hangs around over them. The other problem is it's 3km from a large airport. What are my rights ? I'm going to shoot it down with an air gun cause it's really invasive.
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:23 pm

I would have done it by now.....but do not announce it here. :wink: By the way it seems they are used more and more for crime.My neighbours had a Rhino poached awhile back.....they came through my farm for 3 km.....but missed all the camps with buffalo in....even though we were changing camps often in that period.....we never saw any foot spoor before the poaching....but did afterwards. :twisted:
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Unread post by Iceberg » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:33 pm

You need one of these:

https://www.jammer-store.com/spectrum-h ... ammer.html

Bit pricey though.... :shock:
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Unread post by Lood » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:39 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:I would have done it by now.....
So would I...
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Unread post by Redmoon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:46 pm

I think I’m going to put my Speedo on tomorrow and tan all day. When he see the bad sight I think he will see his drone.
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:59 pm

Why not just shoot it down with a .22 or pellet gun? That oke will get away with it once. Next time i follow it home or shoot it down.
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Unread post by Peblehead » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:51 pm

Discharge any gun pellet or .22 can put you on the wrong side of the Law.

That said I think what Marius is saying is more 12 gauge .... :lol:
If it was me, I would cast a fishing line if you have a small bass Rod with lead sinker it will destroy itself and you simply reel it in,

Then at cash converts get new props and a transmitter and you have a drone..... I mean it's not like the owner can report it missing because he has broken every law.


Have some fun with it, but a middle age man in a speedo? Sir, with respect no person should be subjected to that :twisted:
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:12 am

Peblehead wrote:Discharge any gun pellet or .22 can put you on the wrong side of the Law.

That said I think what Marius is saying is more 12 gauge .... :lol:
If it was me, I would cast a fishing line if you have a small bass Rod with lead sinker it will destroy itself and you simply reel it in,

Then at cash converts get new props and a transmitter and you have a drone..... I mean it's not like the owner can report it missing because he has broken every law.


Have some fun with it, but a middle age man in a speedo? Sir, with respect no person should be subjected to that :twisted:
Lets understand each other right from the start go 8) anyone flies an insect into/over my house is anyway breaking the law, in this case 2 wrongs will make a right :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Drone activity

Unread post by Lood » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:40 am

Just shoot it from cover, so that the camera doesn’t “see” you. Then there’s no evidence and proving how and why it went down will be impossible.

If a drone films my children, tanning in the privacy of my own home, I’ll shoot it down, be it illegal or not. Tomorrow, when the pictures that he took of my family, is all over the internet and social media, the drone operator is untouchable, because his identity isn’t known. Nobody will care who placed the pictures, but instead, most will have a ball, ruining my family’s reputation.

So, who’s right and who’s wrong here ...
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Unread post by nrm » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:41 am

Report it to CAA .

Very unlikely that they will do anything, but at least you will have put it on record. Take photos as well an send them.

The pilot is in violation of the aviation law Part 101.
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Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:57 am

If it is fitted with a SD card you may have all the evidence of who the operator is =D>
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:09 am

Ugly Duckling wrote:If it is fitted with a SD card you may have all the evidence of who the operator is =D>
:idea: :idea: =D> =D>
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Unread post by paulw » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 am

nrm wrote:Report it to CAA .

Very unlikely that they will do anything, but at least you will have put it on record. Take photos as well an send them.

The pilot is in violation of the aviation law Part 101.
I agree, plus report to police or Metro police, plus try and follow drone to owner and speak to him/her.
(just to cover yourself)

If that fails, then shoot from cover like Lood is saying. Should it fall where you cannot retrieve the drone and camera, at least there is no evidence.

Maybe use a Paintball gun with Glass breakers instead of paint balls. What will the damage be if the glass breaker ball fall on the ground from a dizzy height though?
Pellet gun probably the best.
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Unread post by Hop Harrigan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:49 am

Just to be sure...make it a white Speedo :-)
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Re: Drone activity

Unread post by Jolley Roger » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:01 am

..and consider where the pellet/round will end up if you miss, since you are in middle of town.

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