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Should realtors use drones to film your home and property to sell another home?   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started 11/14/20 by Showtalk; 9325 views.

You'd be amazed how some monofilament fishing line strung between trees and such can entangle drones that manage to fly among them. Invisible or nearly so, when the spinning propeller strikes one, it wraps around the hub and pretty much causes it to go out of control in an instant.

You use a few pieces of maybe 20 to 30 pound test line to string across the property from corner to corner about 25 feet up in a kind of spiderweb pattern, then dangle several random long pieces of about 5 to 10 pound test line with small sinkers on them, to within about 5 or 6 feet of the ground.

Birds and insects have no trouble avoiding the lines, but drones will get tangled up in them much like unlucky insects that fly into a spider web.

You could even put a plastic spider somewhere in the maze and just claim that you hadn't gotten the Halloween decorations down yet, and since it was July, might as well just leave them up. Too bad the drone operator was not taking due diligence to not run into objects...

kizmet1 said:

Oddly, all vandalism dissappeared when neighbor's guest died.

That's a pretty good clue as to who was doing it.

Kind of like how when a string of killings suddenly stopped when a prime suspect died or was imprisoned for an unrelated offense.

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11/26/20

Yes, I would too if I had anything valuable to see.

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11/26/20

Unless it was emptied out before the new ones moved in. I think I was looking for your opinion on real estate drones spying on people by accident

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11/26/20

Is it illegal to string fishing line on your own trees on your own property?  It should not be...

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11/26/20

LOL. Fishing wire is used for many things beside fishing. Once, my uncle was tying up a venison roast for the freezer and ran out of string and used it. Had a horrible time cutting it at the dinner table.

Another useful thing that at least presently has a low probability of being caught using (if you don't do it more than maybe once or twice and don't brag about it) is a radio frequency directed energy weapon. Illegal as hell, because it's essentially a radio jamming device. If the drone has built in autonomy in the event of lost communication, it might just land, at which point you throw a beach towel over it out of sight of the camera, quietly cart it off, and either sell off the parts on Ebay or re-program it and you've got yourself a free drone.

If you use a more powerful EMP type device that can induce enough punch to brick the electronics, then it just falls out of the sky.

While you can't just go buy a military grade anti-drone device like what they use to protect the area around the White House and other sensitive sites, there's enough information leaked out as to how they work that one with sufficient time and knowledge could use that info to build one.

Another way to bring down a drone is with a beanbag launcher rigged with a net. Essentially the thing shoots a mesh net about 200 feet up into the air, with weights that spin to make it fly fully spread out. It hits the drone and wraps around it, and it's all over. The device is normally used to capture individual wild birds in flight without injury.

I haven't heard of a case successfully prosecuted involving fishing line over a yard, but then likely if any incidents involved a drone entangled in the stuff, they haven't been reported.

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11/27/20

That is funny. He caught venison.

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11/27/20

That would work in an isolated area, but people who love elbow to elbow with other houses could not hide the fact that they are stopping the drone.  They also need to know it’s coming for them.

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