Current Drone Activity

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Current Drone Activity

Postby A_Britishcolumbian » Nov 3rd, 2017, 8:58 pm

looks like a pretty spiffy model, over Clement and Gordon area i estimate.
can anyone get details, footage?
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby Bpeep » Nov 3rd, 2017, 10:39 pm

When they come over my property I whack em with the .410 bore.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby dirtybiker » Nov 4th, 2017, 12:52 am

I detest those things, they give me the creeps.

I fear too many people are not stable, responsible, ethical, or moral enough to be
allowed such things.

I have watched a couple fantastic, scenic, videos shot from one though.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby TreeGuy » Nov 4th, 2017, 8:30 am

A_Britishcolumbian wrote:looks like a pretty spiffy model, over Clement and Gordon area i estimate.
can anyone get details, footage?



We were working this summer on Mt Royal Drive and while enjoying our lunch in the backyard a drone was hovering over the property. It was a bit creepy because people were in the swimming pool.

That being said Costco is selling a drone I want to buy. It can intercept anything Bman fires at it!

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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby trapp » Nov 4th, 2017, 9:42 am

The rules, which are effective immediately, mean recreational users will face a fine of up to $3,000 if drones weighing more than 250 grams are caught flying:

Higher than 90 metres.
Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals or people.
More than 500 metres away from the user.
At night, in clouds or somewhere you can't see it.
Within nine kilometres of somewhere aircraft take off or land, or a forest fire.
Without your name, address and phone number marked on the drone itself.
Over forest fires, emergency response scenes or controlled airspace.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby Fancy » Nov 4th, 2017, 9:58 am

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/o ... gally.html

Haven't seen one in my backyard yet but I suppose it's just a matter of time as I can imagine some won't bother reading the regulations.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby bidwell2 » Nov 4th, 2017, 10:02 am

Should be licensed and for commercial use only, and the license fee hefty enough that a rec user would be dissuaded.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby GrooveTunes » Nov 4th, 2017, 10:09 am

trapp wrote:The rules, which are effective immediately, mean recreational users will face a fine of up to $3,000 if drones weighing more than 250 grams are caught flying:

Higher than 90 metres.
Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals or people.
More than 500 metres away from the user.
At night, in clouds or somewhere you can't see it.
Within nine kilometres of somewhere aircraft take off or land, or a forest fire.
Without your name, address and phone number marked on the drone itself.
Over forest fires, emergency response scenes or controlled airspace.


mini drones weigh less then that and it have a really good cameras.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby LTD » Nov 4th, 2017, 10:12 am

do these same rules apply to model airplanes and helicopters if not they should
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 4th, 2017, 10:46 am

This is my favourite drone site

http://travelbydrone.com/

Kelowna is seriously under-represented though.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby Fancy » Nov 4th, 2017, 11:20 am

LTD wrote:do these same rules apply to model airplanes and helicopters if not they should

I believe so:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/mediaroom/inter ... craft.html
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby GrooveTunes » Nov 4th, 2017, 1:45 pm

Fancy wrote:
LTD wrote:do these same rules apply to model airplanes and helicopters if not they should

I believe so:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/mediaroom/inter ... craft.html


Rules for RC planes etc have been around for years. I don't understand why drones caused such a concern if the rules were already in place. I guess maybe it's because you don't need such a large area to take off from. I have a mini... a toy really but the camera is quite amazing.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby GordonH » Nov 4th, 2017, 2:55 pm

LTD wrote:do these same rules apply to model airplanes and helicopters if not they should


GrooveTunes wrote:Rules for RC planes etc have been around for years. I don't understand why drones caused such a concern if the rules were already in place. I guess maybe it's because you don't need such a large area to take off from. I have a mini... a toy really but the camera is quite amazing.


Biggest problem is some people don't follow the rules/think F the rules, chances of being caught are low.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby Catsumi » Nov 5th, 2017, 6:26 pm

I wonder if these new toys will be a problem or a disturbance for birds when raising nestlings. I would be concerned about the really shy ones such as herons, crows, not so much.
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Re: Current Drone Activity

Postby techrtr » Nov 6th, 2017, 8:15 am

A couple to times when I was walking the dog at around 8:00 pm I've seen one flying around over the lower Mission. Super long battery life. Pretty amazing technology. I started flying drones about 10 years ago when they were super archaic and had rudimentary stabilization. They tended to crash a lot. You can shoot amazing aerial footage with even a cheap one. I thought about going into commercial aerial photography but there are so many rules and regulations now I figured it wouldn't be worth the hassle. Kind of wish I had now because I would have been one of the first to enter the market.
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