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Posted: 11/19/2012 7:22:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 7:30:43 PM EST by THE_BUSHMAN]
Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Flying-Camera-From-Animal-Rights-Group-Shot-Down-at-Pigeon-Shoot-Cops-179983451.html?dr



Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:35:25 PM EST
Hell YA!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:42:42 PM EST
These things happen!

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:42:59 PM EST
I don`t know. You fly something over an area where they`re shooting shotguns( presumably) and you`re surprised it got hit? Not to mention you are flying over private property of people engaged in lawful activity.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:43:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 7:44:32 PM EST by Gun_Crank]
I know you are kind of new here so I'll let you in on something.

You have to be really fast to post a story like this and not dupe someone else.
Personally I've seen this headline twice today, but on one of them he went with a dumb title. Unfortunately that was the first one I posted in.

Have a good night.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:48:33 PM EST
So... they fly a spy device, to record folks against their will, over private property..... then complain to cops when it gets shot up?


I wonder what their oppinion would be if say, one of the gun club members put a camera in their home to catch them smoking pot or some such?


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:50:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:50:55 PM EST
I'm not understanding the law that's been broken here. Why are the police even getting involved?

You fly your contraption over private property where people are legally shooting into the air.......and it gets shot down?

Oh, the horror.


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:52:58 PM EST
LOL, I thought I read about this months ago, and thought "gee, another NOOB posting an old story..."

But then, I LOL when it's a NEW story. Happened again. $4000 damage... I think they keep doing that shit, they'll run out of money!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:54:41 PM EST
Pull!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:56:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By MovinMan:
I'm not understanding the law that's been broken here. Why are the police even getting involved?

You fly your contraption over private property where people are legally shooting into the air.......and it gets shot down?

Oh, the horror.




Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:57:09 PM EST
Someone needs to find out who did that so they can be properly rewarded. I'd buy the guy a beer.

Good shot.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:57:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Paul:
Again?

You figure that they'd learn the first time this happened.


Or the second.... Or the third.....
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:58:28 PM EST
Looks like they were flying over restricted airspace and flak took care of rhe rest.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:29:11 PM EST
That reminds me. I need to order more white parachute flares from Dan's Ammo for my HK flare pistol.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:31:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 8:33:58 PM EST by E-Mag]
Should have shot at this guy too. Fuck them. I don't see hot they were not arrested


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:39:46 PM EST
I'm pretty sure that the FAA has implemented rules governing the use of UAVs, which this device seems to be.

As I recall, some of the rules are against flying the UAV:
-greater than a certain distance from the pilot.
-flying over private property that you don't own.
-using the UAV for the purpose of invading someones' privacy, or performing surveillance of them w/o their knowledge.

Hopefully someone else with better knowledge of this will chime in.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:40:55 PM EST
Next time, they need to really open up on it, so it goes DOWN on the gun club property, and the assholes can't get it back at all.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:45:06 PM EST
The camera saved a pigeon.

It valiantly took a shot that would have surely killed the bird had it not intervened.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:48:45 PM EST
Good shoot
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:50:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 8:51:01 PM EST by JCatt]
edit: beat me too it
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:54:55 PM EST
Huh. Camera doesn't look like $4000 to me.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:02:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By IBU-14_Gunner:
I'm pretty sure that the FAA has implemented rules governing the use of UAVs, which this device seems to be.

As I recall, some of the rules are against flying the UAV:
-greater than a certain distance from the pilot.
-flying over private property that you don't own.
-using the UAV for the purpose of invading someones' privacy, or performing surveillance of them w/o their knowledge.

Hopefully someone else with better knowledge of this will chime in.


The Academy of Model Aeronautics, the national organization for radio control aircraft models, is lobbying for exception for model aircraft, and this copter will probably fall under that.

A cool application of this type of copter is hooking it up to GPS and using it for arial photos, and doing it for MONEY. Unfortunately, this kind of setup has a pretty steep startup cost.

These quad copters can be pretty pricy, so 4K would not be out of line if they are including damage to the copter, of which I did not see in those photos, unless they count the battery. If it "went out of control before being brought down manually", then possibly they were trying to fly it via GPS and it got hit?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:13:04 PM EST
They should've sent Charlene in to inderdict those pesky Bennelis and Red Labels and such..

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:56:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
They should've sent Charlene in to inderdict those pesky Bennelis and Red Labels and such..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU


Drone Wars!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:22:58 PM EST
Skynet!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:33:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
LOL, I thought I read about this months ago, and thought "gee, another NOOB posting an old story..."

But then, I LOL when it's a NEW story. Happened again. $4000 damage... I think they keep doing that shit, they'll run out of money!


Naw those sad commercials with that woman singing and sad animals in cages fund this crap. People think that money goes to help dogs, cats and other animals but almost all of it is spent on lobbying and shit like this. Very little of that money goes to what you would think.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:34:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:43:08 PM EST
That be sum funny chit!
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