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More negative press in the UK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wattage, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. wattage

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  2. Noël

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    Pffffff...
     
  3. PhantomFanatic

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    This is exactly the press our hobby doesn't need! After the FAA figures out the rules of commercial drone use, I fear that private drone use will be next.

    Where can I get someone to put out that kind of money for a Christmas present? But, I'm not a parent, so I'm out of touch with the reality of the amount one would spend on a kid's gift.
     
  4. Noël

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    It's not only kids who get Christmas present!
     
  5. msinger

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    I doubt the majority of people will be using drones for commercial use when it's legal. Judging from the age of the people on this forum who have revealed their identity, I think mostly big kids are flying these right now :)
     
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    I'm not an aerospace engineer --- but why dont they install "rebar cages" over the front of jet engines?

    It wouldnt be hard to construct a "rebar cage" that could totally mitigate a bird strike or hitting a 2-pound plastic toy, correct?

    I doubt it would take complex physics calculations to prove my idea --- launch a 10 lb. goose at a rebar mesh at 500 MPH and all you gonna get is blood spatter and feathers coming out the other end! Try doing it with a Phantom and all you'll get is white plastic dust and some teeny tiny electronic particles !!

    Problem solved, mates. Your welcome .... send the $1 million check to my PayPal account. :p
     
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    This is old news and was published at the time , wonder why it's re surfaced , I'm all for safety and condone idiots flying near airports or over the 400' height , but wonder why this has been re published .
     

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    It seems to have stemmed from todays "Sunday Times" where it both got the front page (!) and an article inside about "Santa's drones threaten air disaster"! So a no news day and a christmas connection! Despite a drawing of somebody flying a Phantom directly towards an airliner I very very much doubt it was actually a Phantom. But its an easy target!

    bill
     
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    A ten pound goose, or a 3 pound Phantom would probably not cause a crash, but at worst cause an engine shutdown because of broken compressor blades. But to your idea, the intake nacelle of jet engines is a finely tuned instrument of aerodynamics. Adding a bird cage to it would introduce many evils including compressor flutter which would destroy the engine in a few seconds.
     
  10. MadMitch88

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    Well your aerospace knowledge is far above mine --- but I always thought modern jetliners can still fly with one engine disabled?

    A large flock of birds poses a much greater threat to commercial airliners because of the potential to knock out all engines (ie, Flight 1549 that Sully landed in the Hudson) --- but drones wont pose this kind of danger unless it's a coordinated attack by a terrorist group --- but even then VERY technically difficult to achieve --- probably need to have HUNDREDS of drones hovering at the end of a runway.