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Bushcraft with drone?

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by Sundowner, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    The drone flying at 50m plus above us at the campsite last year was readily heard. A buzzing drone of a noise appropriately. It was probably a cheaper one as a toy so noisier than perhaps your better quality one is quiet but it is possible to hear and be annoyed by them. Using it in the wilds might be less likely to be heard I guess.
     
  2. srod

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    At least if you can see it and hear it you get some warning regarding the potential invasion of your privacy!
     
  3. Robson Valley

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    Here, there are many situations which are defined as criminal to fly in.
    You will lose your freedom as well as your drone for pushing your luck.
    There have been more than a few drone pilots classified as "Slow Learners."

    The licensed pilot that I've employed flies DJI Phantom(?) drones.
    Likes to have a look into bird nests, the Ravens and Eagles in particular.
     
  4. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I love to watch Ravens and Eagles too

    watching a bunch of other sea birds chasing an Eagle with a fish in his claws is a great show. Aerial acrobatics.
    I use binoculars.

    I love binoculars!
     
  5. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Watching ravens teach humans that the airspace isn't theirs is fun. Gliding upside down clawing a parawing to see what it was made for entertainment for us watching from the side of a hill in the lakes. Four paragliders I think they're called and 3 ravens showing them how it's done.

    I reckon those three ravens would have fun with a drone too. Very clever and very playful.
     
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    Here, it's the Canada geese that give the serious flying lessons.
    8kg bird. 75 kph (I've clocked them at 90kph). Flying on their backs.
    Why? I've never found out. They go by themselves or pairs.
    Not like a migration Vee of 50+ geese.

    We got a foot or more snow last week.
    Some kid lost sight of his drone, assumed to be buried in the snow on somebody's roof!
     
  7. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Just like any tool it can be put to good use or misused.
    Knives being the perfect example of that.

    I recently completed an extension to a building and the customer had been paying a cameraman to film much of the work we were doing (a bit disconcerting when we spent a bit of time scratching our heads over the plans) and when the job was finished he took some drone footage over it.

    For me it was quite smart to see something we had made from a heap of timber being showcased from above*.


    *although as he was scratching his head getting it to work I couldnt resist filming him, just so he knew a small part of how self conscious he had made us feel over the previous month and a bit.
     
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    A point to note - just before Christmas the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority - the body which oversees aviation licensing and legislation in the UK) released their intention to change the current commercial / recreational licensing arrangements in place for drone use. Part of this is that any drone which has an integral camera - except those which are obviously just toys - will need to be registered from 1st July 2020, regardless of weight; so including the 249g one now on the market. You may want to look at an article on the Heliguy website that explores this in more detail.

    This is, however, based on national adherence to current European legislation, so potentially may change depending upon all things political between now and then!
     

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