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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by Nereus » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:51 am

Been wondering how long it would take for this.
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Restrictions due on aerial drones

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ial-drones

The government is cracking down on drones intended to spy on others or which fly too high, threatening public safety. .............................

Under the regulations, the public will not be allowed to fly drones fitted with cameras.

(cannot copy the rest of this, better to use the link)
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by Bristolian » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:23 am

Nereus wrote:(cannot copy the rest of this, better to use the link)
To avoid getting the message "Please credit and share this article with others using this link:" it's easiest to print the article. A print preview appears and you can copy and paste from that preview without issues and without actually printing :D
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by jumusman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:51 pm

Nereus wrote:Been wondering how long it would take for this.
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Restrictions due on aerial drones

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ial-drones

The government is cracking down on drones intended to spy on others or which fly too high, threatening public safety. .............................

Under the regulations, the public will not be allowed to fly drones fitted with cameras.

(cannot copy the rest of this, better to use the link)

Just wondering how they would determine if the drone is fitted with a camera or not.... shoot it down then look to see if there was a camera, if there isn't then too bad. :cuss: One year jail time seems a bit harsh!
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by richard » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:23 pm

jumusman wrote:
Nereus wrote:Been wondering how long it would take for this.
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Restrictions due on aerial drones

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ial-drones

The government is cracking down on drones intended to spy on others or which fly too high, threatening public safety. .............................

Under the regulations, the public will not be allowed to fly drones fitted with cameras.

(cannot copy the rest of this, better to use the link)

Just wondering how they would determine if the drone is fitted with a camera or not.... shoot it down then look to see if there was a camera, if there isn't then too bad. :cuss: One year jail time seems a bit harsh!
They'll likely try and go up in a helicopter to inspect it. There again the 'copter is likely to crash. Then the drone would be blamed
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:45 pm

I was thinking of buying one as a 'nice to have' boyz toy. Glad I didn't indulge myself.
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by STEVE G » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:58 pm

Actually, according to the Thai aviation act you're not supposed to use a camera from any type of aircraft without permission.

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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by Nereus » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:50 pm

Bristolian wrote:
Nereus wrote:(cannot copy the rest of this, better to use the link)
To avoid getting the message "Please credit and share this article with others using this link:" it's easiest to print the article. A print preview appears and you can copy and paste from that preview without issues and without actually printing :D
Thanks Bristolian. I have tried several different ways, but not that one. :cheers:
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by huahin4ever » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:49 am

Just to update other members which enjoy flying their drone. The new law/act proposal to ban all private persons from flying camera drones is still not implemented. Latest now is maybe April 1st., but could be further delayed. I have this information from a friend who has visited the Police Station here in Hua Hin to obtain a flying permit. This was the info he received, and he was free to go flying his camera drone as much as he wants for now. He just have to make sure he follow International Regulations i.e. like those we have in Europe and US, at least in Scandinavia where I'm from. They also notified him that the Airport Area (that's naturally so) and 1 km stretching out from the King's Palace were no-fly zones!

As a matter of fact my friend has started training the police in Hua Hin using drones, since they would like to use them in traffic surveillance, especially during peak/congested hours.
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by huahin4ever » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:24 am

A short video made by the Hua Hin Police doing some exercises using drone. It is my friend who teach and train the police to use drones, and as far as I know the police is planning to purchase several drones to implement in crime fighting and traffic surveillance.

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Post by huahin4ever » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:25 am

The ultimate drone save :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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The Drone Thread

Post by Rider » Fri May 01, 2015 3:36 am

The Drones have arrived! Are you ready?

Right now we are at a brave new crossroads, possibly a fork in the road to an extent as well.

One way goes the way of some sports, hobbies and pursuits - unregulated, free-wheeling and devil may care.

The other is the road to hell - paved with good intentions but ultimately will criminalize the use of these wonder-birds to explore the skies with.

Historically, whenever a certain thing arrives to the masses, or most of the masses it is either regulated, criminalized or left well alone.

With the legislation going through in various power-centers in the USA and Europe, it can only be hoped that an NRA / AIPAC style lobby for Drones can manifest itself. Todays Drones could well be tomorrows flying machines of even greater capability.

Unless people get experienced with these craft unfettered by government interference then the future pilots / users of flying machines could end up being regulated licensees unable to excel, have freedom of operation and ability.

Right now the Drone Community (private users that is) is in a state of flux. There are those that want to let the scene shape itself with individual responsibility being key and the big-government lovers who want inspections, licenses, taxes etc.

In the UK we have an issue with this, but not the USA as much. Even if the US does pass a Drone Law, enforcing it will be near-impossible, especially in the rural, remote and rugged areas common to the land.
Thailand may follow suit too for restricting them.

It can only be hoped there are no 'terrorist' issues or connections with drones to major national security factors. This, as we well know, can influence and distort things further.

So that's my ramble, what about you folks?

Does anyone have a drone or know folks that have? What are your thoughts on the whole civilian drone thing?

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Re: The Drone Thread

Post by Rider » Fri May 01, 2015 3:38 am

Make the most of your drone rights folks, this was my first wonder machine, a multirotor:




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Re: The Drone Thread

Post by Rider » Fri May 01, 2015 3:40 am

Before I got this one though I had this vulture class RC helicopter though. There was no camera on this though and much more basic:


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Re: The Drone Thread

Post by Rider » Fri May 01, 2015 3:43 am

Back to the quadcopter buzz.



Thanks to the neurotic Thai staff they wouldn't allow me access to the roof.

So I had to use the balcony instead...

BIG MISTAKE!

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Re: The Drone Thread

Post by Rider » Fri May 01, 2015 3:45 am

Testing my skills seemed to show promise:



Then came the fateful day I should have left it well alone:


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