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01-27-2012 12:11 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Super Phreek

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lan...ate-agents.html

LAPD is complaining about the use of private "drones" for photography because they pose a danger to aircraft, yet it is ok for them to use drones. WTF

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01-27-2012 12:17 AM  6 years agoPost 2
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01-27-2012 12:24 AM  6 years agoPost 3
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According to the article, the drone was filmed by a NEWS helicopter. I am curious on the "cracking down"

I apologize if this is a repeat post.

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01-27-2012 03:14 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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Perhaps they don't want s video evidence of an LAPD "Country Ass-Whoopin."

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01-27-2012 07:08 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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A drone with FPV sure would be useful for detecting law enforcement in advance if you are a baddy doing bad things. The cops know this. Hence, the veiled warning. They know full well these things pose no real issue with aircraft.

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01-27-2012 11:11 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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From what I understand, they are using drones themselves. It's an interesting statement by the LAPD -- I wonder what the AMA is cooking up regarding these kinds of things

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01-27-2012 11:43 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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Well by the LAPDs standard, then wouldn't a 7 year old kid flying a big kite can be a hazard...or what about all those large birds like vultures, pelicans, geese, they qualify as UAVs (or DRONES)...they weigh anywhere from 5-30 lbs, fly at speeds from 15 to 45 mph, they are technically "unmanned" and fly (sometimes in big groups) anywhere from ground level on up past 20,000 feet (during migration)...

How many RC helis (100mm - 800mm class) or model airplane do you know of responsible for bringing down a full scale aircraft?

Seems like to me the LAPD just wants to control the "local" airspace by having someone to blame...can't blame anyone when its a wild animal...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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01-28-2012 01:40 AM  6 years agoPost 8
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They have no problem so long as the drones do not invade their flight space because it's hard for them to see the small drones. In other words, don't fly too high. I'd this conversation with a local Sheriff's Dept. heli lipot and ee told me that when law enforcement drones are up, they are informed of the location of the drones, unlike private AP drones.

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01-28-2012 03:04 AM  6 years agoPost 9
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How about if their drone comes in contact with a private aircraft then; the public do not know where these drones are operating.

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