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Old 09-11-2015, 16:39   #121
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Old 09-11-2015, 16:41   #122
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If the feds outlaw jammers, I'm sure some RF nerds (like the RADAR detector people) will develop a legal ECM system.
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He's in bloomin' Miami.

Can you hear the newsflash?

"Dumpy run-down illegally anchored-out boat trash skipper has a problem with a law-abiding McMansion homeowner who feels threatened by this boat mere 2 miles away from his glorious abode! Film & details at 11!"
Probably fits right in with the thread that has been running about anchoring in Miami.
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Havent read all the posts...any one suggest mooning the drone? : p
In the Colorado river, the rafters moon the Amtrak California Zephyr. It's much bigger than a drone. It works and the Amtrak goes away.

I have the photo but my attempts to post it have failed. Anyone want to see it including the topless lady with the mooner on a raft, tell me how to post a photo.
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... as airplanes are allowed to fly no lower than 500 feet
Good luck.
That's not so at all. You can fly as low as you want if you are not in controlled airspace and if there are no houses and people around (for the most part, ag planes etc.etc.). This is part of why the US is the greatest place on earth to fly stuff, uncontrolled airspace. We have some, I don't know if any other country has any uncontrolled airspace, or at least uncontrolled flight.
I hope these drone peckerheads don't screw it up for regular planes. If you need to have all the airspace controlled to control the drones, that means everybody else gets screwed too.
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If a fisherman you're passing by hits you with a beer can I would say you're too close.
Yeah I knew some good law abiding citizen would come up with that. It was a very big and impressive throw with a full can and we were likely going less than 5 knots passing diagonally in front, well clear of the anchor warp and their fishing lines which were streaming aft as I recall.
Unfortunately the can burst so we couldn't drink it.
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I'm having a hell of a time right now with some jerk who keeps sending a drone to my boat.

I'm at anchor and this jerk sends the drone 20' above the boat repeatedly, day after day.

I'm really tired of the noise and I'm not here at anchor to have people looking in my salon windows and stuff.

I'm in Miami. What are my legal rights?

First instinct is to throw things at it.
(have only read the first page so far, but jumping in)
WalMart, in the sports section, has a great little CO2 powered BB pistol (looks like a M1911A1 Colt.45 Semi-auto).
It's a "made-in-Japan" model, with very high quality; model number is like xxL 1500', or something (I can dig out the manual if you want the exact brand/model info).
It is very powerful, accurate, and loads about 14 BB's at a time, IIRC. You can fire it as fast as you can pull the trigger for 14 rounds.
If you are a decent marksman, you can lay down some rapid fire hurt on that drone. Effective range is up to 20-30 yards, far safer than my first choice for this situation: a shotgun....
I use it on feral dogs, 'coons, etc. Rarely kills one but they tend not to come back for another scavenging session.

Harass that scumsucking drone pilot back (you're male, right, not a female on deck in a bikini? Not that it matters).
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Yeah I knew some good law abiding citizen would come up with that. It was a very big and impressive throw with a full can and we were likely going less than 5 knots passing diagonally in front, well clear of the anchor warp and their fishing lines which were streaming aft as I recall.
Unfortunately the can burst so we couldn't drink it.
Shame on you. Wasting a good beer.
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If the feds outlaw jammers, I'm sure some RF nerds (like the RADAR detector people) will develop a legal ECM system.
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A few rather interesting anti-drone devices:
5 Anti-Drone Solutions That Could Change the Game - DRONELIFE
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Are sure it isn't just someone checking on their own boat remotely?
Unless they own my boat... that's illogical.
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I have my 2nd amendment tool handy and it has a nice dispersion, but... that becomes "destruction of property" or something from what I've read.

Also, firing off in a big city is jusr ethically wrong, in my opinion, if not against the law.

I'm looking for something legal to do.
slingshot. that's the proper tool for the job. gotta go stealth.

drones are going to end up being a curse. not only will uncle sam always be spying on us but, everyone else will, too.
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This whole drone thing seems to be up in the air at present. A thought might be making it obvious that you are taking pics back. Dated pics and a log entry might be worth having. Chances are is if the owner feels you are documenting it, it well stop.
Who have you pissed off?
It didn't leave when I threw a bottle at it or flipped it off.

It only left you once I clearly stood on deck filming it.

I was slightly disappointed because I had a can of black beans in the other hand that could have really messed it up. ha ha
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Shame on you. Wasting a good beer.
It was the wrong brand. If it had been Ninkasi
I would have made a dive for it.
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