Do we have any drone users here

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by stacks, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    I thought about using my drone once or twice to help me park in a tight Truckstops haha.
     
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  3. MidWest_MacDaddy

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    I’ve often thought one could set up a drone to “follow me” and use it just for that purpose... just a simple over head shot that one could then access from an iPad screen in the cab.

    I bet there’s a way, or a way could be developed, to “tag” the truck with a tracker and just auto program the drone to fly to a certain height and shoot the tagged truck ... send it out the drivers window, and return to said same window...

    GOAL ... high tech version
     
  4. jason6541

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    Had one flying over my house out in the country by a realtor it got shot down. I was taken to court and judge said to bad and dismissed case they wanted 2 grand to replace it.
     
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  5. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

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    I see some you tube truckers using them when there parked up doing a tour of where there parked
     
  6. not4hire

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    @catalinaflyer was an early adopter, but IIRC, his carrier had some concerns.
     
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  8. TokyoJoe

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    They probably shouldn't be flying the drone over someone else's private property then. I'm pretty sure that most juries out in the country would agree.
     
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    Especially at less than 100 feet and house for sale was 1/2 mile down the road. Keep thx ####ing drones away we won’t have a problem. See another I will shoot it down as well
     
  10. Harry Flashman

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    FAA controls the space above everything on the ground.

    That guy got lucky at avoiding prosecution, likely due to the novelty of drones and that enforcement has not become regularized yet.

    This is going to change very quickly especially with commercial applications for drones growing. Big corporations like Amazon aren’t going to tolerate having their drones shot down. They will use their influence to make sure those who do go to prison.
     
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  11. Southern Dad

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    Airplanes and helicopters fly over private property. Can you shoot one down?
     
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