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Re: Gatwick Drones [Re: cools] #1063344
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Perhaps we have at last found a good use for vortex cannons ...



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Hmm. All pretty fragile structures. I suspect a drone would just jiggle a bit in the unlikely event of a hit, and then carry on unfazed.

As to who is supplying the drones I would guess either Currrys or Amazon. The parts are all pretty standard are available if you want to make your own too.

Re: Gatwick Drones [Re: gerrymoore] #1063349
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Originally Posted by gerrymoore
I fail to see how a 30-40cm drone can bring down a plane either taking off or landing??

Passenger planes weigh between 50 to 300 tons and a drone perhaps 5 kilos maximum. If a large bird of prey was flying around Gatwick would they close it for 36 hours??

To me, it's health and safety taken to ridiculous levels................


A bird or a drone through the engine or windscreen can cause a lot of damage, Some engines won't be able to withstand it, and you'll have to land again.
There's videos on Youtube of engines flaming out because an bird ventured into it on take off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftiig5poCDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgspIiTFWIk

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Here is the wing strike, although the damage looks less than a bird strike, it created structural damage to the wing spar not just the skin. This was only a small drone, nowhere near as big as the Gatwick drone.

Either way, a pilot would have to land the plane as quickly as possible, its the leading edge of the wing and you don't want the skin to continue getting ripped off.



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Oh dear, it seems now that there may never have been drones at all.

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That video just makes me think, hey fella's you aren't making our planes strong enough smile Anyone know if you can get a train to Benidorm ? laffin

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Those folks who were arrested need a lawyer now to sue. The abuse has been shocking.

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Originally Posted by Salmon
Oh dear, it seems now that there may never have been drones at all.


What a shambles this has been, the two had been arrested due to a tip off, apparently the lad accused had been at work all day but the police failed to phone his employer to verify his whereabouts and also he had sold his drone 6 Months earlier, so it looks like a knee jerk reaction by the police grab the nearest collar, who knows what would have happened to them if he had a drone and no alibi, stitch up by the police? the need to show results, it now transpires that maybe there was no drone at all, but its all right it wasn't a terrorist attack, if they cant find the offending drone or drones or the operator how do they know what it was?

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Perhaps they really closed the runways because Lord Lucan was seen riding Shergar down the runway but they were struggling to prove the Russian connection so had to come up with another explanation.


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