Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Oct 9, 2018.
These drones are a fucking danger
You should see what a frozen chicken will do!
"The researchers then fired a similarly weighted gel “bird” into a different part of the wing to compare results. “The bird did more apparent damage to the leading edge of the wing, but the Phantom penetrated deeper into the wing and damaged the main spar, which the bird did not do.”
How many birds are there? How many aircraft wings are damaged by birds like this each year?
1,835 confirmed birdstrike incidents in the UK in 2016.
Around 95% of them from 2012-2016 involved no reported damage.
(Civil Aviation Authority figures)
Lots, although it's a bird strike in an engine that's the real threat of a 'hull loss' (as the insurance company will term it).
The biggest difference, imho, between drones and birds is that a bird is unlikely to be intentionally flown into the path of a passenger jet by an arsehole.
Engines are designed to withstand birdstrikes pretty well, though.
It's an important point.
How about seagulls? They don't give a fuck
Interesting vid, hopefully in most cases if a drone gets too close it will crash due to wake turbulence.
German drone vs airbus in Afghanistan. Drone lost.
Light aircraft vs helicopter wake
Wake turbulence video shows typical pattern generated
Oh no they're not.
What’s the question?
Wondered what your take on this drone / wing thing was
I hope that research does not, repeat not, give some daft pratt stupid ideas !
Well it’s a bloody good job there’s laws around drones restricting them from being within a Km of an airport or flying over 400 ft.
PSA: Drone flight restrictions are in force in the UK from today
Drones are as dangerous as knives. If you give them to a prick, they might be dangerous.
Don’t fly drones in the vicinity of other aircraft.
That slow motion is sublime though.
That's my main concern - I mean accidents happen, but a drone is small, the sky is big, one would hope that the odds of an inadvertent collision were very low. But I suspect it's only a matter of time before some imbecile tries to see if he can fly a drone into the engine of a jet. Planes have always been vulnerable to stuff getting in their way, and arseholes are nothing new, but what's different now is that any moron can buy a drone online for a few hundred quid & fly it with ease from a smartphone. The barriers to entry into the amateur psycho club are very low indeed.
The most vulnerable phases will be the departure and finals where the aircraft is potentially within range of most commercial drones and engine loss is critical. Hence drone geofencing.
Is geofencing actually implemented on consumer drones? If I buy one off Amazon is there anything that would actually stop me from flying it across a commercial runway?
Some manufacturers implement it. Not that the same manufacturers won’t disable it for some reasons/on request or have been careless with their SDKs and left holes for people to walk through.
bloody great planes
There are some rules, IIRC, that forbid flying drones near airfields / airports, as if that is going to stop certain types ...
Like the ones I linked to in post #16 you mean?
I don't know how smartphones interface with drones but I would imagine the operating range of Bluetooth or WiFi would be something of a barrier. Unless they were hoping to take out very low-flying planes.
I don't think it would be Wi fi or Bluetooth for anything more than the little toys you annoy the cat with.
I think drone phone apps are to trigger / interface with the camera on some models rather than fly it. It’s a bit more complex to fly one than what can be done by fiddling at a screen.
I think we need to ask a professional...
Is there anyone here who has flown a drone?
If so, how do you do it, and did you attempt to take down a 747 with it?
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