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dancopter
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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40860806
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bluemarley67
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So my biggest question is what if you are a commercial user have clearance with FAA if needed and they shoot you down? What happens then? I hope I am not going to be the first one to findout.
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T-R
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I guess, if shot down, the drone is gone, right? May you have the right to be silence, until a DonaldT will tell you how guilty u are by using an non US product. Wear orange.
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Dont fly over a military compound, then you wont have anything to worry about.
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Genghis9
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T-R Posted at 2017-8-8 07:47
I guess, if shot down, the drone is gone, right? May you have the right to be silence, until a DonaldT will tell you how guilty u are by using an non US product. Wear orange.

That's Rich...REAL RICH...seriously, ya might want to clean your own closet first!
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E.finlay
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The US military policy is just that, policy.  The current LAW is still in effect until rescinded by a judge or Congress.  It is currently illegal to shoot down a drone.
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bluemarley67 Posted at 2017-8-8 06:37
So my biggest question is what if you are a commercial user have clearance with FAA if needed and they shoot you down? What happens then? I hope I am not going to be the first one to findout.

You're not going to get clearance to fly over a military base with restricted airspace. That's already outright illegal.

Understand this isn't an order to shoot down drones, it's an authorization.  
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Irate Retro
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Who sells a lightweight ECM package for the Phantom series?
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I don't think it would bother me, being a US military installation, they might shoot, but will take out several of their own installations with the 'friendly fire'.
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The Navy didn't shoot down an Iranian drone menacing a carrier & blocking an FA/18's landing path so I wouldn't be too concerned about your Phantom...
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-8-8 12:53
Who sells a lightweight ECM package for the Phantom series?

Wal-Mart.   It's called the "Duct Tape Brand Light Blocking Tape."  
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-8-8 15:22
Wal-Mart.   It's called the "Duct Tape Brand Light Blocking Tape."

Hahaha..  But watch the tag... special for DJI.. approved.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-8-8 15:22
Wal-Mart.   It's called the "Duct Tape Brand Light Blocking Tape."

Hahaha..  But watch the tag... special for DJI.. approved.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-8-8 15:18
The Navy didn't shoot down an Iranian drone menacing a carrier & blocking an FA/18's landing path so I wouldn't be too concerned about your Phantom...

Ya gotta point there...
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bluemarley67
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whoops had misinterpreted it was for military bases
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