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Eagles being trained to take down drones

Discussion in 'News' started by SilverStone641, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. SilverStone641

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    Interesting. I just ran into this video earlier this morning. I wonder if these were trained eagles.
     
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    Now to find a way to attach tasers to one's drone...
     
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    Total disregard for the safety of their animal. These guys should have their birds taken away.
     
  7. JKDSensei

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    All this hysteria, over-reaction and stupidity makes me ashamed to be part of the human race.

    Not to mention these dumb asses probably don't give a crap what happens to the animals. Like another said, even Eagle claws are no match for carbon fiber blades spinning at 25,000 rpm.
     
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    Yup just seen on news, now media has it watch it being blown out of all proportion

    Nice bird
     
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    Like these poor birds aren't in danger enough. So stupid if one of them birds get hurt I hope them people are held accountable!!!


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    Jerkoffs !
    Let me guess if the bird gets hurt or killed it will be the "drone operators" fault .
    They need a good smack for doing this :mad:
     
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    It may be legal in the Netherlands but if they were in the U.S. They'd be in prison for trying a ridiculous stunt like that.
     
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    You probably get shot first, ;)
     
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    I agree! As one who works with rehabbed birds of prey I see the eagles as the losers in this (perceived) battle. Birds on the glove have a hard enough time dealing with permanent jesses made of soft leather, let alone being asked to attack plastic or carbon props. This is a bad idea and should be stopped!
     
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    Where are those PETA ppl now???

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    Looks like I'll have to sharpen my blades then cos you ain't having my copter


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    Stupid idea., they are considering this in the UK also. What if the bird drops the drone on someones property or persons?

    Explain to me when the bird gets its feathers ripped apart?
     
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    Should've saved the release for April fools day. Another 'great' idea from 'intelligent ' people who have absolutely no idea.

    I echo 750r's comment and pity the poor bird that first gets hurt or worse.

    Officer, to get that drone down just grab one of the props!
     
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    Here we go! Better get a lawyer ready in the background!
     
  19. ALL e RC

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    I would think that the props would do some serious damage to the eagles legs. I would even think if they tried to grab an Inspire they could lose there feet.
     
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    Well blade rotation of about 12000 rpm anyway, not that the difference would still not hurt the bird.... I l agree completely with your point...