+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 41 of 41
General Chat Thread, Amazon looking at Drone deliveries in General; El Reg have a good article here on why shooting down drones would be a pipe dream (along with the ...
  1. #31
    CAM
    CAM is offline

    CAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Burgh Heath, Surrey
    Posts
    4,286
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 395 Times in 305 Posts
    Blog Entries
    60
    Rep Power
    288
    El Reg have a good article here on why shooting down drones would be a pipe dream (along with the drones themselves) On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

    You'd have better luck trying to disable it through electronic means by confusing the guidance system, using jamming devices or crippling the hardware inside. That is if you can get hold of the kit with sufficient range to do so in the first place!

  2. #32


    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,262
    Thank Post
    287
    Thanked 880 Times in 658 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    El Reg have a good article here on why shooting down drones would be a pipe dream (along with the drones themselves) On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns
    You'd have better luck trying to disable it through electronic means by confusing the guidance system, using jamming devices or crippling the hardware inside. That is if you can get hold of the kit with sufficient range to do so in the first place!
    Surely the obvious move is to shoot the drones down from other drones. Or perhaps Net them.

  3. #33


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,365
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,811 Times in 2,075 Posts
    Rep Power
    812
    Why would people shoot the drones? No one shoots courier vans?

  4. #34

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    9,086
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 1,317 Times in 903 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1135

  5. #35

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Why would people shoot the drones? No one shoots courier vans?
    The sort of force you would need to use to disable and steal from a courier van far exceeds the force needed to bring down a small drone. The van driver would undoubtedly notice and call the police sharpish. So unless you have a thief willing to also murder the van driver and any other witnesses, the chances of getting caught are pretty high.

    Taking potshots at a small drone as it flies over your garden is a lot less conspicuous, low-risk, and within the realm of the thief-not-murderer type criminal.

  6. #36

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    4
    The drones would get the unions in and go on strike over dangerous working conditions

  7. #37


    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,262
    Thank Post
    287
    Thanked 880 Times in 658 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Why would people shoot the drones? No one shoots courier vans?
    Round here, the vans shoot back.

  8. #38

    jinnantonnixx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    In the Calamatorium.
    Posts
    2,016
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 512 Times in 346 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    288
    All your Amazon packages would end up in the North Sea if they flew today.

  9. #39

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Llandudno - North Wales
    Posts
    23
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    I just love the idea of it trying to deliver to a house with a dog

    Dear Customer - your IPad 20 is in the dog

    Dear Amazon - so is your drone

  10. #40

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    185
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Lower tech alternative.....Amazon looking at Drone deliveries-drone.jpg

  11. #41

    jinnantonnixx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    In the Calamatorium.
    Posts
    2,016
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 512 Times in 346 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    288
    Quote Originally Posted by Ketlane View Post
    Lower tech alternative.....Click image for larger version. 

Name:	drone.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	57.4 KB 
ID:	21899
    Amazon Trebuchet Prime.

    Insurance claims are a nightmare though.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Visit to look at SharePoint
    By Mr_T in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 19th March 2007, 08:47 AM
  2. Whats worth looking at
    By richard in forum BETT 2014
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th January 2007, 11:34 PM
  3. Im looking at doing MCP.....
    By timbo343 in forum Books and Manuals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th November 2006, 05:37 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th November 2006, 08:21 AM
  5. Some people don't like looking at their Macs!
    By Ric_ in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st December 2005, 08:58 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •