I have no idea what goes on inside the mind of an idiot. Flying over and filming traffic isn't even exciting. It's probably criminal (there are city ordinances about passing balls or other objects through traffic).Why would you do this????
I spent 5yrs in the middle east, catch the idiot, put them in typical prison for a few days and they'll change their mind. It is only a matter of time before some hits a plane in flight, whether it's an idiot or a terrorist.The link is down unfortunately. The news story is there but not the video. Anyone pick it up before it was removed?
In the meantime, enjoy this other news story from a few days ago in Dubai. Not helping our cause and potentially ever more dangerous.
Tells you much about the intelligence of the average human... Same here over the years, the most common questions or remarks I've had about R/C, FPV, multicopters etc are in that vein i.e. about doing stupid things. Sadly these are the first things people think of doing.I'm also getting tired of people "jokingly" asking if these are used / can be used to spy on people.
I know that those charges would not be realistic. I was just disappointed that this occurred and was fantasizing about penalizing an outrageous act and incident with outrageous charges.I take it you're not very familiar with the legal definition of attempted murder...
I agree the operator of this drone needs a good beatdown --- but you're pretty naive if you think tracking someone down using serial numbers from a GoPro and Phantom is a guaranteed piece of cake.Both the GoPro and the Phantom should be registered using serial numbers and email addresses. It then doesn't take a rocket scientists to match these with an end user.
@MadMitch88 - Exactly my point. They kind of individual who pulled this stunt will not have the intelligence to even think about hiding their identity when it comes to firmware updated and registration - Come to think of it..... they might not even know what firmware isYou have to give your email address and serial number if you want to update firmware on your gopro.
Same with DJI stuff, you need to log in to the assistants/apps before you can do much, and there's a 100% chance this logs your machines' serial numbers along.
The typical guy who's stupid enough to do that kind of thing is completely unable to use thorough internet anonymity techniques, and likely won't even think of making throwaway accounts in the first place.