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Re: So who's going to enforce it?

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The only vague excuse is to keep warm in the winter.

Must admit at traffic light etc, I keep my RX8 engine on, just in case it won't start.....though I have solved that problem (touch wood) with a £3000 engine refurb...

I had an RX8, lovely motor, although juicy. I had problems starting it a few times, £300 a pop for a man to come and change the plugs! Then an engineer told me to keep the revs high when switching off, which used to annoy my wife when i came home late at night But cured the starting problem.
Got a boring, but cheap to run, Astra now, wish I had just but the bullet and kept the RX8
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Re: So who's going to enforce it?

Well it seems there could be a solution.

BBC Report - Drone flying at 9,000 feet

If, as reported, drones can fly at 9,000 feet plus, and 29 miles from land we will all have our own personal air transport, all powered by a small Li-ion battery.
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Ideal! What could possibly go wrong.

I’m dreading the day the damn noisy things are used for deliveries, can you imagine the noise, all sodding day long I expect.
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Re: So who's going to enforce it?

I am amazed that the pilot could actually see the drone as he must have been flying at 200 mph plus.........

The techies will build their own drones, so there is no inbuilt flying height limit, as there is in mine. But it does not take a genius to get round that limitation. ( I have not got there yet, and have no desire to do so)
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Ideal! What could possibly go wrong.

Iím dreading the day the damn noisy things are used for deliveries, can you imagine the noise, all sodding day long I expect.
It'll be like Sunday afternoons when the lawnmower symphony starts, with solo parts by strimmers, hedge cutters electric drills and pressure washers.

Regarding the drone report, I think somebody need to do some homework as I doubt there are any civilian drones with that sort of range or altitude capability.
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I am amazed that the pilot could actually see the drone as he must have been flying at 200 mph plus.........
I wonder whether the Pilot had been visiting one of those funny 'cake' shops they have in Amsterdam?
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It'll be like Sunday afternoons when the lawnmower symphony starts, with solo parts by strimmers, hedge cutters electric drills and pressure washers.

Regarding the drone report, I think somebody need to do some homework as I doubt there are any civilian drones with that sort of range or altitude capability.
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The altitude may well be possible, but at least nine miles from land?
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The altitude may well be possible, but at least nine miles from land?
Aaah, not done the maths on that............

More likely a very high flying bird then (Not the trolley dolly)...
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It'll be like Sunday afternoons when the lawnmower symphony starts, with solo parts by strimmers, hedge cutters electric drills and pressure washers.
At least thatís mainly only Sunday (unless youíre my neighbour who seems to pamper his lawn every couple of days). Delivery drones could potentially be 8+ hours a day, on and off and then in the evenings itíll be the ones delivering crap food to poor people. A bit later itíll be alcohol deliveries. Fingers crossed it never happens.
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At least that’s mainly only Sunday (unless you’re my neighbour who seems to pamper his lawn every couple of days). Delivery drones could potentially be 8+ hours a day, on and off and then in the evenings it’ll be the ones delivering crap food to poor people. A bit later it’ll be alcohol deliveries. Fingers crossed it never happens.
I would love to see the drones negotiate the overhead electricity cables in our village.

At least the McDonald's meal deal wouldn't be delivered cold.
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I would love to see the drones negotiate the overhead electricity cables in our village.
Now that should make for some interesting photography!
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