Small Drone Tracks Boat Thieves

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kwik_wurk
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Small Drone Tracks Boat Thieves

Postby kwik_wurk » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:18 am

[The on-line story linked below tells how a] 14-year-old used a small drone to chase after Camano Island (Washington) boat thieves who stole the family dingy off a mooring:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/14-year-old-uses-drone-to-chase-down-camano-island-boat-thieves-police-say/

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Re: 14 yr-old uses drone to track boat thieves

Postby Dutchman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:42 am

Thanks. Great story. And hooray for modern technology.
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Re: Small Drone Tracks Boat Thieves

Postby jimh » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:16 am

The boat being used by the thieves to steal the dingy was itself stolen. They must not have taken the boat very far away, as a small hobby drone would not have a particularly long flight range, nor would its remote control system probably be able to operate at long range.