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If I could get close enough to throw a small rope at it and maybe get the propellers wraped in it so it would go down. I wonder if a garden hose would short it out.
You can take a photo of the drone. I think we are going to see a batch of new regulations on the subject, I know that you have to super careful in Santa Barbara with this. I think there are going to be some lawsuits soon.
I love the photography for land as it can give you a feeling of a huge property, and from high above. A
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
Since I don't know anything about drone regulations I would not give any advice.
An area of Albuquerque seems to have a peeping drone problem. Many neighbors have heard /seen it at their bedroom windows. Cops can't figure out who it is and say the law is unclear.
This sounds like a pervy neighbor or kid. Most the ones I've seen out there have about a 15-20 minute battery life. Nothing to write home about. The drone I'd love to get (if I had 2 grand to throw blow on one) is the DJI Phantom 3 (http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-3/spec) that only has a 23 minute life and it is one of the most commonly purchased and best ones out there.
As an NRA instructor, I can tell you firing a gun at a drone in an urban environment is a big risk and a huge no-no, from a liability stand point. The shooting case you discussed was on open land. An urban home tract, you're talking about reckless discharge of a gun and endangering lives of others (if you miss, bullets don't stop).
I'd recommend taking a video of it and see where it goes. Cops can act on that information.
If I was taking drone video of a listing, I'd make darn sure it only went over that house! I'd also do my best to let the next door neighbors know. If the seller has the NextDoor neighborhood social network, I'd have them post something. Speaking of that, if your client has that they should post something. Could be someone knows who is doing that.
Paul - I'm not sure that I would use a drone until there is more information and regulation on the issue.
I wouldn't give them advice. What can I say unless it is my drone.
I know many are getting these as "toys", but sure would not want them filming me around my own home.
I'd report it to the police, and hope for the best.
would it be possible to take a water hose to one to bring it down?
I believe the client did all that they could faced with the circumstances.
when we use drone photography, the photos are taken hundreds of feet in the air and we do our new subdivisions....usually there are no owners there yet....
It would be nice if you could follow it when it flew back home. Then the next time, you could tell the police where it is coming from.
The sounds like a good opportunity for some target practice
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington well, when Google created maps and bird's eye view - and perhaps long before that we lost our privacy.
'Google Me' - The phrase itself is enough to prove that nothing is hidden and nothing is private as such!
Now of course, when a drone flies near your home, it's a concern - and hopefully, there will be strict guidelines for that to protect against those 'perverts'.
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington There is a big difference between getting an aerial video and peeking in someones window. I do agree, privacy is a big issue when it comes to using drones.
Good Tuesday morning Paul. I do believe that drones are here to stay and they do have a good use. There are several folks who misuse them.
A well placed 12 gage shotgun round would do the trick in this area. Who would complain if no one called.
It may be a good time to pull down the shade or close the blinds if you do not wish to be photographed.
If a drone flies too low over my house, it may not like what happens next. My video guy uses one and is careful to keep it way up there.