Fucking drones!

(16 Posts)
TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 21:10:47

Surely IANBU to think that nobody should be flying a drone so close to my windows that it gets stuck in my tree right outside? And that if they have, the fully grown man who did it shouldn't tell his son (sounded about 11) to climb over my 6ft fence and climb up my tree to get it?! And stand on the other side of the fence silently while I'm asking his son what he's playing at? I thought I was being robbed!

Bailey101 Sat 17-Sep-16 21:15:14

Cheeky fecker!! I'd have been up that tree first, and telling them they can collect it from the police station!

SleepDeprivedAndCranky Sat 17-Sep-16 21:15:15

I thought there were laws about using drones in residential areas?

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 21:23:04

Are there really Sleep? A few people round here seem to have them but this is the first time I've known one to actually be flown into my garden. I absolutely hate the things!

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 21:24:53

If you'd seen me trying to hang the bird feeder last week Bailey, you'd completely get why there was no chance of overtaking the kid asnd getting it first. I'm not exactly nimble! grin

John4703 Sat 17-Sep-16 21:27:14

Nothing wrong with a drone used properly I really, really, want one but can't afford to buy a decent one so I can't have one. If the kid was in your tree shout really loud at him that if he damages your tree he will have to pay for the damage. With luck he will shit himself as he falls out of the tree.

Buzzardbird Sat 17-Sep-16 21:27:28

The Rules

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 21:32:15

I felt bad for the lad in the end John. He had clearly been told nobody would see and expected his dad to pipe up. I only even realised his dad was actually stood on the other side of the fence when the lad struggled to get down and the dad said he'd manage it rather than show his face.

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 21:35:18

Thanks for the link Buzzard.

I wonder if this bit...

However, you must avoid flying it within 150 metres of a congested area and 50 metres of a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the pilot.

...means I'm allowed to take the pressure washer to it if it happens again!

Buzzardbird Sat 17-Sep-16 21:44:29

If you just so happened to be washing the moss off your tree, it wouldn't be your fault if something was in the way. wink

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 21:52:23

I like your thinking grin probably not best to twat the thing with a heavy rolling pin then? Far less reason to be waving that about in the tree!

edwinbear Sat 17-Sep-16 21:57:28

DH handed over the controls of ds's (7) last weekend, to dd (4) who promptly flew it over the neighbours fence, never to be seen again. I will add this wasn't a real drone as it didn't have a camera. They are tricky little buggers to control from what I witnessed. After I went batshit at DH for allowing dd to pilot, he and ds had to knocking on all the neighbors doors to see if it could be found. It couldn't.

Buzzardbird Sat 17-Sep-16 21:57:51

It depends whether you believed it was a murder of crows attacking you.

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 22:08:25

I did Buzzard. There were definitely aggressive crows involved. [Solemn face]

Buzzardbird Sat 17-Sep-16 22:19:42

Practice your DM face OP.

TheGruffaloMother Sat 17-Sep-16 22:23:26

Ooh, do I get to point to something? A broken branch maybe? Or hold up drone remnants? I have a good DM face at rest so this may be my calling.

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