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    Default Potential Bad News for Drone Enthusiasts

    Looks a bit like the incident everyone's been dreading:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36067591

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    well that rises to a whole new level of stupidity on the drones operator, here is the states i have heard of some close calls with aircraft and now any drone that is above a certain weight needs to be registered with or FAA and given a set of identification numbers like the tail numbers on aircraft, my quadra copter is is literally just a few grams under the weight limit, i think the limit is 250 grams but i am not sure, some of our other enthusiasts should have more reliable info then mine, the last i read there are more registered drones in the USA then there are piloted aircraft and must be a nightmare of a database
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    That might have been a dress rehearsal.....Just saying.

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    Drone versus A320 - airplane (1) / drone (0) - airplane wins!

    Much like a mosquito against a water buffalo.

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    Drone meets engine both loose

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    Quote Originally Posted by kecked View Post
    Drone meets engine both loose
    This.

    At the very least it could make for an incredibly scary landing, if not worse!
    Anything likely to be in the flight path of an airliner is potentially big enough to do some serious engine damage if ingested ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbohead View Post
    Drone versus A320 - airplane (1) / drone (0) - airplane wins!

    Much like a mosquito against a water buffalo.
    ... will be different, if the mosquito has some nasty (or deadly) germs to share ...


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    Drones usually carry Li-Po battery and those are extremely flammable when pierced... they describe that its likely going to get burned up in the engine, but what if the small battery explodes, chip/dismantles a single blade in the engine an avalanche-like situation occurs.. one engine down worth millions of dollars, that's bad enough incentive for EU to make some sort of strict law for 'copters..
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    As the numbers of flying drones have exploded, the need for regulating the use are there. Don`t know if the rules will be common through out all of the EU, but for us up in the cold north, Norway, the weight limit for a drone is set to 2,5Kg before you need any certification or registration of the craft.

    Just build a drone and with the 4000mAh lipo its way below the weight limit. Just thinking what that brick of a battery can do to a plane window or engine is kind of scary. It tells me that keeping your toy under control at all times are essential.
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