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Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

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Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

[quote=http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/drone-falls-out-of-the-sky-and-injures-athlete/]A triathlete suffered head injuries after an unmanned aerial vehicle fell out of the sky, with the pilot claiming the drone had been hacked.
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Re: Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

Sounds like the common Australian "drop drone".

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I'll get my coat.
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Re: Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

The odds are quite high if the drone is filming the athlete below and something goes wrong (which it did).
TORPC
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Re: Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

At least it wasn't
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Drug Drop Drone
Man arrested over drone drugs drop P
A 28-year-old man will face court after he allegedly used a drone in an attempt to smuggle drugs and a mobile phone into the maximum-security Melbourne Remand Centre at Ravenhall.
Police responded to reports that a small drone was hovering in the area around 5pm yesterday afternoon.

@DomS
What is the odds on that particular drone being hacked, to have caused the incident ?? ?? ?Huh
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Re: Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

Depends on the vindictiveness of people.
You may remember back in t'old days the Robot Wars series where there was controversy over rival teams jamming signals.
It doesn't take much to make a wideband jammer - 2 or 3 seconds of interference could cause all kinds of problems.
TORPC
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Re: Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

What if
There was no hacker
& it turned out to be caused by something legitimate using a signal that inadvertently caused enough interference for the drone to drop
Since an event like that will not doubt have various frequencies / signals et al
Or
It could of been mechanical / pilot error(s)
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Re: Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete (whats the odds)

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It could of been mechanical / pilot error

Pilot says "Lucky I was wearing my crash helmet."