Drones to be used by Anti hunt organisations

rick6point5

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Had an conversation with a mate a few years back in USA about the Park Rangers in his state using small radio controlled Drones to target illegal fishing and hunting activities, i figured they were too complex & expensive to be used with any great effect and that we would probably not see them over here, however just come of phone with him after reading a note in back of the latest BASC magazine about the very subject, he said they are now widely used, but he told me they are also being used by the anti hunting lobby for their own scheming antics.

i was curious... so i Googled and according to some published articles they have been used here! the group in question is called Shadowview based in UK & Holland...thought it was interesting.

​Big Brother & others it seems are watching...:-|

cheers
 

Lloyd90

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Afraid this is old news mate, heard similar months back. I THINK it said that there camera's were a bit naff though so didn't pick up much.

There not exactly the same spec as the military ones ... maybe we should all chip in and buy a military one, I seen they fly with an xbox controller so I could use it. We can just shoot there's out of the sky :rofl:
 

sauer

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Guys,
local lad to me was heavy into his radio controlled stuff,
now moved onto a quad racopter & fitted a gopro camera on a gimbal below it .... This thing can go out to 1.2km from him & he see what camera sees ....
he has taken some fantastic footage all edited to music & on YouTube & quality is AMAZING!!
i believe it's called FPV ..... First person viewing.
got me thinking bout who else & for what " purposes" these can be used for
 

rick6point5

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Currently used by plod for crowd control and surveillance, were in the sky at the London riots, Royal wedding and allegedly most Premier league football matches, footage is very clear, technology has improved and now they are cheap too, only thing is i think a license may be needed for certain heights/areas?
 

charadam

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I suggest that those looking to use drones for surveillance need to read this:

http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?CATID=1995

The bitter bit (for the antis) is here:

In January 2010 the CAA introduced new regulations that require operators of small unmanned aircraftused for aerial work purposes and those equipped for data acquisition and/or surveillance to obtain permission from the CAA before commencing a flight within a congested area or in proximity to people or property. Details of the permission and how to apply are explained in the links below.

[h=2]Surveillance and Data Acquisition[/h]Aircraft operators and pilots should be aware that the collection of images of identifiable individuals (even inadvertently) when using surveillance cameras mounted on a Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft may be subject to the Data Protection Act. As this Act contains requirements concerning the collection, storage and use of such images, Small Unmanned Aircraft operators should ensure that they are complying with any such applicable requirments or exemptions.
 

jubnut

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Guys,
local lad to me was heavy into his radio controlled stuff,
now moved onto a quad racopter & fitted a gopro camera on a gimbal below it .... This thing can go out to 1.2km from him & he see what camera sees ....
he has taken some fantastic footage all edited to music & on YouTube & quality is AMAZING!!
i believe it's called FPV ..... First person viewing.
got me thinking bout who else & for what " purposes" these can be used for

Cool. Any link to his YouTube stuff?
 

Taff

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have tried FPV, chasing another model plane, very good but can make you feel motion sick.
 

Heym SR20

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Full choke and 36 grams of No4 ?

Only 36 grams, not a full 50grams of No 1's - and assume that drones are not subject to the lead ban.

20 odd years ago in a gunshop down in Bath that specialised in vintage firearm I looked at a 4 bore shotgun - about a 40 inch barrel and fitted with quite complex sights, and stamped on the the stock with a military ID - was told that these old wild fowling guns had been called into service during WW1 for use against German bi planes. 4oz of shot was its load, although they also fired a chain shot - two balls connected with a chain to take out rigging wires.
 

Brithunter

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What amazes me is that some here expect the antis to bother with rules, laws and regulations :rolleyes:.


May I just point out that in their self seeing moral crusade neihter of these matter to them and are just another fact to be ignored.
 

Johno100

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Guys,
local lad to me was heavy into his radio controlled stuff,
now moved onto a quad racopter & fitted a gopro camera on a gimbal below it .... This thing can go out to 1.2km from him & he see what camera sees ....
he has taken some fantastic footage all edited to music & on YouTube & quality is AMAZING!!
i believe it's called FPV ..... First person viewing.
got me thinking bout who else & for what " purposes" these can be used for

Link or its not true :)
 

Johno100

Well-Known Member
Had an conversation with a mate a few years back in USA about the Park Rangers in his state using small radio controlled Drones to target illegal fishing and hunting activities, i figured they were too complex & expensive to be used with any great effect and that we would probably not see them over here, however just come of phone with him after reading a note in back of the latest BASC magazine about the very subject, he said they are now widely used, but he told me they are also being used by the anti hunting lobby for their own scheming antics.

i was curious... so i Googled and according to some published articles they have been used here! the group in question is called Shadowview based in UK & Holland...thought it was interesting.

​Big Brother & others it seems are watching...:-|

cheers

After Id shot it down and they came to demand it back I`d sue them for scaring my £400k racehorse through a barbed wire fence ....see it below...

Fat-cow.jpg
 

sauer

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i know the guy from school & a really nice guy who's actually done a bit to highlight some of our local landmarks & bit of their history

paul
 

achosenman

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if you are worried your being spied on any CAA approved drone has to logged into a registar and every flight made must be logged and the location and time of flight must been included in this log, then this log is made public record for everyone to read, also anybody interfering with a drone inflight will hinder the CAA accident prevention law and may be liable for procecution.

Care to enlighten us on the "CAA accident prevention law"?
ATB
 

satellite buck

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i believe this government would like an open skies policy on drones...did see a debate on tv about it .....scary stuff It is legal to fly your own drone in the UK without any special permission
if it weighs less than 20kg and it is flying more than 150m from a congested
area

But permission from the CAA is required if it is used for a commercial
activity like aerial photography

Permission has been given for inspecting power lines, police use and crop
surveillance

Direct visual contact with the drone is currently required at all times

Drones larger than 20kg would have to be approved for use by the CAA for use
in UK airspace in the same way as commercial aircraft

The CAA has made clear that it will not ok their use until it is convinced
the drone can automatically 'sense and avoid' other aircraft
, i think that shadowview have been working with the league against cruel sports already. ...taken from a bbc report.
 
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