Activists’ drone shot out of the sky for fourth time


By Matthew Schroyer sUAS News

“As soon as I hit the go home mode, because the GPS and compasses were damaged, it went crazy,” Hindi said. “I flipped off the ‘come home’ mode and went into manual control. It wasn’t working right, but we were able to bring it in for a crash landing anyway.”

“I had more control than I anticipated,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it didn’t just drop out of the sky.”

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  • Just where did I suggest abusing rights.  The drone pilot violated the property rights of the club.  In my scenario, the pilot would further violate the clubs property rights by trespassing on private property to retrieve the downed drone.  I didn't say to shoot the trespasser but if warned to leave and the trespasser became violent, then I would shoot him/her.  Before you jump in claiming the gun club violated the property rights of the pilot, the pilot lost his property rights over the drone when he used it to violate the clubs rights.  We have an entire industry built on raising animals and then slaughtering them for food, cattle, turkey, chicken, buffalo, etc...  As far as I know, this club was not violating any laws.  It is not the duty of an activist to monitor what happens on private property.  If they feel laws are being violated, they should notify the authorities.   For full disclosure, I believe these types of pigeon shoots are disgusting.  However, unless they are violating my rights, it is none of my business what they do.  Even if they are violating the law, it is none of my business, it is the business of local law enforcement.  If I witness the violation, I have a duty to report them and that is it.  If I witness a violation and waiting could result in the injury or death of a human then I do have a duty to step in and attempt to stop it.  That was no the case in this non-incident.  I'm not sure how it even warranted a post on SUASNEWS or DIYDRONES.  It is not news.  If it is, then we should all start posting every crash we have as news.  My quad was attacked by a Turkey-Vulture yesterday, is that news?

  • Good on these guys for trying to shine a light on this barbaric practice.

  • I've never heard of such a shooting event. Hunting is one thing, as well as shooting at inanimate targets. But literally shooting & killing animals for sport, that's just wrong. It's nice to see drones being used for a good cause. I love shooting myself, but this is fully unethical. I'm also all for gun rights, but not abuse of those rights as Tony has suggested.

  • More shooters aiming at different points on the drone are needed. If it is in shotgun range, I'd just use some #4 steel shot. When the pilot attempts to come on private property to retrieve the downed drone is when a rifle would come in handy.
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