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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kirk2579, Oct 16, 2015.

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  1. kirk2579

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    I want one of these! Think how many quads you could Hijack!

    Or is this where all the "fly-aways" been going.

     
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    The Phantom is probably already for sale on Ebay...
     
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    Man, that should be illegal!
     
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    They claim 30 degree pattern, i wonder what kind of range? Interesting find!
     
  5. Meta4

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    The company claims 400 metres.
    It is.
    Here's the disclaimer in the press release from the company:
    This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.
    This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
     
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    Looks fake to me.
     
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    Blocks GPS and all radio signals?

    Just wait till someone points that at a real plane....
     
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    Battelle is a real enough company. They made the international news when their underwater "drones" were used by the US Navy to try and locate the MH370 when it went down west of Australia. They make the sleds just south of Boston.

    Seems kind of far fetched though--how would the "gun" be able to duplicate descend and shut down commands?
     
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    Depending on the failsafe of the quad?

    Like you would think when it receives no signal it would go home. But the home point is GPS based, so it can't.

    So it would just land?
     
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    Exactly, seems VERY far fetched......
     
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    Why would you have to duplicate it if you could jam radio and GPS?

    The failsafe on the DJI would be to land, no?
     
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    You might have something there.
     
  13. Meta4

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    The DroneDefender and the video are made for those that are scared of drones.
    The video makes it look like they have invented a tractor beam that pushes the Phantom to the ground.
    But the company's spiel sounds less exciting when you know a little about drones.
    “The system works by disrupting radio control frequencies between the drone and the pilot,” Dan Stamm, who developed the DroneDefender, told me. “It basically makes the drone think that it’s gone out of range. The drone enters into its safety protocols which include one of three options. It’ll either hover in position until the pilot can regain control link, it lands so the pilot can recover it physically, or it returns to its point of origin.”

    As you can see in the video, our drone-downing protagonist is able to stop a DJI Phantom in its tracks and cause it to land.
    It's only going to land if the owner had RTH set to land on loss of signal.

    The Batelle DroneDefender looks like the perfect solution to a problem that doesn't exist and if they can ride the paranoia wave, they may even make a few sales.
     
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    Well they will only be able to sell it with an FCC approval as it is a transmitting device and since its a Jammer good luck with that, totally against the rules !
     
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