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Seattle Man Hovers Drone Over a Family’s House for ‘Research’

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ATCclears, May 15, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Doesn't a person have a certain amount of privacy expected in thier home?

    you can't stand naked in front of the big picture window facing the street as children walk by, I am sure the popo will pay a visit and you will be jailed for indecent exposure.

    But say you are upstairs, the bathroom window facing the street only goes as low as your shoulder, but then this yahoo comes by with his drone, and takes a picture of you aunatural or better you yet your wife or minor child?

    His drone is up at an angle to see the "good parts" I think he is violating your rights.

    That principal is what will determine if he is right or wrong, legal or not.

    Also who owns the air space and for how far over your property? I think you get to shot the darn thing down if in the country using VP Joe's shotgun. In the city paintball gun? Net? rock?
     
  3. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Where did he get a "drone" in the first place??
     
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    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    The term 'drone' is somewhat generic and relatively new. Unmanned, scale radio controlled aircraft (UAV's) have been available for years and I am not referring to just planes. Scale R/C blimps used for aerial photography have been around for a long time. I knew guys 'early on' who were affixing small video cams to very slow flying R/C fixed wing aircraft. Try to catch a military history show on drones and you will see how it all started.
     
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  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I hope more people do this.

    Maybe it will bring attention to drones and why they shouldn't be flown over our privacy by the government.
     
  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok. When I think of "Drone" I think of some high tech military/government device.

    I know all about R/C helicopters, and airplanes, and such, as I used to build and fly them extensively. I just don't normally associate the term "drone" with them. I can see how they could be used for a very similar purpose though.

    Creepy is right.
     
  8. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Saw one at Fred Meyers in Salmon Ck in the electronics section.
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Learn to build small EMP devices and harvest the drones!
     
  11. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    A paint ball projector would do the job.
     
  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Radio controlled model airplanes have been around since 1933

    I saw my first camera in a R/C plane in about 1973 granted the film had to be developed.

    You do not have any rights to the air over your property

    You do have a right to expect privacy in places your not out in public. Like the above mentioned upstairs room in your house.

    Should someone be operating a flying camera in such a manner to invade your privacy you would have ground for a civil case against them.

    If you shoot one down you best be legal to shoot where you are and you best make sure where that round is going to hit the ground. You could also be labial for the destruction of private property.

    I personally think the chances of this ever being common enough to worry about is so small I'll rather worry about dying from drinking tanted water.
     
  13. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Aerial trespassing....It applies to power lines on someones property so I don't see how a plane ON YOUR PROPERTY (especially hovering) would not be considered the same?
    I agree, good practice for bird season!
     
  14. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Well if discharging a firearm in your county is illegal. Just use you'r casting skills.
     
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  15. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    yea i wouldnt be too happy with it either. i have been working on a little uav project of my own (which is still at the self education point) to use as part of home security. these things could cost as little as $500 fully loaded but with very little flight time. the most expensive ones will only fly for about 12-15 minutes. such a thing could be linked to your motion lights and fly automatically to the location to shine more light and record what is out there (and yes that can be done for less than $500).

    as far as going to someone elses home to fly it over head is uncalled for and someone should have taken it down for the guy. they are pretty easy to take down but very stable otherwise. you have have to at least disable one of the rotors. yes, casting a line to it would do nicely and allow you to pick one up for free being as it came from the public airways and landed in your property, im pretty sure that makes it yours.
     
  16. Box13

    Box13 Beavercreek Member

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    Years ago I built some rc planes,at that time there was a craze with "Combat planes".Maybe its time for a new breed of combat plane or drone to protect your property,and have a little fun while your at it...
     
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  17. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    UAV dogfighting... love it.
     
  18. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    I've been playing with a rc quad copter lately and it's a ton of fun. It's got a live video feed and a go pro that records the flights in 1080p. Super stable platform. I heard alot of talk on the radio today about people flying these over other peoples property and if it's legal. Personally I would never fly over somebodys property without their permission. I can however fly over my property up to 400'.

    Here's a pic I took the other day. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368681790.416218.jpg

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368681790.416218.jpg
     
  19. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can solve the whole problem with a golf ball size METEORITE. Throw it at the guys head, knock him out, and when the cops show up and ask what happened, say, "i'm not sure, it might have been GOD... this meteorite hit him in the head as he was filming my house with a drone".... :cool:

    You gave the cops a true story
    God may have placed that meteorite in your life for a reason ;)
    you did not admit that you threw the meteorite just that it hit him in the head...

    Can you guys tell i've been watching how our government gets away with all kinds of crap? :bluelaugh:
     
  20. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    As soon as these are flown over a few politician's houses or the media party's houses then there will be some "laws" made. Probably with exceptions so the politicians and media party can use them on others. ;)