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So some idiot shot my phantom3 advanced WITH 22.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cody Fontenot, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Cody Fontenot

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    So I was flying my couple month old phantom 3 advanced quad and some idiot shot it with a 22. I was not flying or looking at his property I till I noticed he was firing at me. Turn because I couldn't believe it and started looking to see who was shooting and bam! Disconnected from my controller to my bird. Luckily my bird did what was it supposed to do, flew home. When got back I noticed it was hit in the VPS and Ofdm module. What are my rights. PLEASE HELP.
     

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  2. ShelbyPoker

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    I think you have to wirte where it happend, since rules differs depending on country etc.
     
  3. Cody Fontenot

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    Ok. Thanks.
     
  4. Numone

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    Great - so where are you?
     
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  5. With The Birds

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    Seems he was a good shot. Can you see the shooter on your video?
     
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  6. peterepeat69

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    If your on private property with a camera you don't have many rights to be there.


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  7. Cody Fontenot

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    I in the central part of lousisana, around the Lafayette area way out in the country.
     
  8. Cody Fontenot

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    I was about 200 foot up flollowing a hwy. heard some shots from where I was controlling the bird so I stopped and turned and starting trying to see if I could see anyone with gun at the only two houses around me. And then screen went blank. She came home though. Really couldn't see anything but little ant like figures, lol.
     
  9. peterepeat69

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    How do you know it was a 22 ? At that range was probably a 303


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  10. Cody Fontenot

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    I have the bullet. Well Sherrif has it now. Look in pictures and you can see the circuit board that stopped it. Anyone have an idea of what it'll cost to get it back up and running? I can do the repairs myself. I was wondering about parts.
     
  11. With The Birds

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    Plenty of rounds out perform .303 in accuracy. Must have been fairly close range for 22... Can you post a photo of the damage?
     
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    I would call the police.

    Edit: You did. Good.
     
  13. With The Birds

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    I felt like shooting a phantom hovering over my place a week back. Flying over at a reasonable height I would not have cared.
     
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    Is it legal to put that video on net?
     
  15. Mark The Droner

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    It would be wise to picture yourself in court and explaining the justification of the shooting.

    In my mind, if it's high and moving, can't do it.

    If it's high and in a hover, can't do it.

    If it's low and moving, can't do it.

    If it's low and in a hover - maybe you have an argument. Maybe.
     
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    Hmmmm. As he was following a highway, I presume no one had the right to shoot at the aircraft? Is that still trespass?
     
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    Fortunately, no one has the right to do anything like this here in the UK.
     
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  18. peterepeat69

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    It's easy to follow a highway over private property just to the left or right of the highway.


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    I wonder how long it will be before we have 'motorised skeet'?:rolleyes:
     
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    I said felt like.....

    50 ft max in a hover camera pointing at people (including kids) in my back yard.

    In this country I would have been in trouble.
     
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