Originally Posted by aqu4tro
Does somebody know the best way to get rid of a drone already? -without going to jail?
I've been thinking about this for quite some time. In my mind, there are two ways (outside of artillery, archery and birds of prey) to get rid of the pesky intruders.
The first one is to take lessons at your local RC (radio control) Flying Club and then buy a controller to take over the unit = expensive and time consuming.
The second would be to buy a higher power laser pointer (available cheap
everywhere). and point it at the camera
lens. It should disable (fry) the CCD or whatever imaging system is in the camera
, but the unit will still fly. Just make sure there are no real (manned) planes in the area.
However, just to be safe, make a sign on a 8x10 piece of paper with a sharpie marker. "NO PHOTOGRAPHY
PERMITTED - PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK."
If it fly's in to get a better look at the sign, you know its being operated locally and that the drone operator had got the message (which is most likely the case). However, they would have a difficult time at best trying to convince a judge (in a civil suit, because its not criminal) that you should pay damages, as they were on notice - and their failure to heed the warning you 'posted' was the proximate cause of their injury.
Sorta like trespass after warning. Can't prevail for damages [ nor any defense for criminal charges] or anything else if you don't heed the proscription.