Skip to comments.Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down Drones
Posted on 05/29/2016 6:33:57 AM PDT by Helicondelta
Its wings beating against a gathering breeze, the eagle moves gracefully through a cloudy sky, then swoops, talons outstretched, on its prey below.
The target, however, is not another bird but a small drone, and when the eagle connects, there is a metallic clunk. With the device in its grasp, the bird of prey returns to the ground.
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Moreover, taking the drone is unimportant after its video is sent in realtime. Drones are disposable.
This Dutch firm is going to get a lot of eagles killed. My graphite blades will take off its legs, no problem.
I doubt you’re using the drone in a situation that would require an eagle to take it down.
Don't know where that insight came from Ray but it's dead wrong. Spent shotgun pellets won't even break your skin. A lapse of concentration rabbit hunting at Lake Eucumbene many moons ago (as Senator Warren might say) proved that. Cheers, Byron
—you have it right -——while the ability of any shotgun load to bring down a drone is minimal, shotgun pellets do not descend at high velocity and are in general, the least dangerous of firearm projectiles beyond bird hunting range—
Definitely not, but I hate to see these beautiful birds get hurt.
Not if you don’t miss :)
You have never been rained on while duck hunting.
While I would never call a FReeper an uninformed ignorant boob,.......
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