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Please can I have my drone back...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by primarycat, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Just had people knock at the door to look for their lost drone that apparently was in our garden. It was all a bit odd. Not a request that I've had before and they left the child in the front garden while they looked. They did seem genuine - I was alert to it being some distraction robbery - but they looked and left. They had all the kagouls, flashing bits of tech and earnestness that I'd associate with drone hobbyists.

    They didn't find it.
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    #21stcenturyproblems
     
  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Just remind them that a drone must not be flown within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building.
     
  4. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I should have.
     
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  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Not much bothered about losing the child, then?
     
  6. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I did think that. We showed him through the house back to the parents.
     
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  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    But how do you launch/recover said drone?
     
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

     
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  9. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    I'd have shut the door on them, and gone and looked for myself.
     
  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    The family are trailing round the area looking for it again.
     
  11. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    They win the spooky awards, but I think a daft family would just lose them. This should be easier to find:

     
  12. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    You'd think a drone had some sort of GPS location type system so people could find it when it went down... They aren't cheap and they must come down in loads of places which are hidden from the owners.
    This family sound a bit like numpties to me.
     
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  13. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Bear in mind that a drone is not just for christmas.

    Incidentally, if I find a drone in my back garden, can I just take it to the tip?
     
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  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    There used to be a bloke who flew his drone in a field near us, I'd see him when walking the dog. Well over 50% of the time when I saw him he would be walking round looking for it in long grass or the bushes. They are surprisingly small and dark which makes them difficult to find. You'd think a flashing light that could be activated wouldn't be too difficult to rig up.
     
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  15. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    They make an awful noise.
     
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  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Drones occasionally end up in my conservatory. I catch them in a jam jar then open the door and release them to fly free again, because I like honey.
     
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Do you think the worry about that, the so-called clever one manage to close down whole airports and risk a huge loss of life.
    Because of such idiots, the government is supposedly readying a bill which means all drone flyers will have to have a licence of competence and be registered as drone owners!
     
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  18. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    These things are only problem until the government can find some way to squeeze money out of peeps.

    Remember carbon footprint all that media hype about it, after the carbon tax was introduced we get climate change denial.
     
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  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    In the spring I can remember taking a hike up some hummock at Dunvegan on Skye, hearing this farty noise above me in the air and wondering just how big the midges got up there. Then I realised it was a drone. I bet the sight of me puffing and blowing and staggering up the slope must have b uggered up his wild windblown Scottish landscape ambience footage - it's not like I'm Neil Oliver. :)
     
  20. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Ooh, you are!:rolleyes:
     

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