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#197057 - 12/06/16 02:52 PM Drones
Adventure510 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Virginia
Does anyone know what a good type of drone I should get?

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#197061 - 12/06/16 03:20 PM Re: Drones [Re: Adventure510]
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Since you are asking on a backpacking website, I expect you are thinking about using your drone in a backcountry setting. I can't recommend a drone for you, but I think it is worth noting that drones are banned from all designated wilderness areas. I am not certain about national parks, which often have local and unique regulations. National forests, to my knowledge, do not have different regulations than the usual FAA ones.

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#197068 - 12/06/16 05:21 PM Re: Drones [Re: Adventure510]
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 848
Loc: Torrance, CA
They are out of season... most bees are available May - August time frame. Why do you only want drones? Usually you always get a queen with them.


...ohhhhh... those kind of drones.... nm

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#197078 - 12/07/16 11:27 AM Re: Drones [Re: Adventure510]
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Loc: Tacoma, Washington
It remains forbidden to fly unmaned aircraft in u.s. national parks. One could fly into park territory from the outside of park edges, but only to the limits of the controller's sight.


Edited by the-gr8t-waldo (12/07/16 11:29 AM)

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#197216 - 12/19/16 07:34 PM Re: Drones [Re: the-gr8t-waldo]
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Registered: 07/23/13
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Why is it forbidden? Were they causing problems in some way? Any disadvantage?

For me, I like the idea of being hidden away, and drones make it easier to be found. But I don't think that's the reason they would be forbidden.

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#197217 - 12/19/16 08:10 PM Re: Drones [Re: mekineer]
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My guess is that they are forbidden because they can easily disrupt wildlife, and they impinge on the experience of nature that most people seek in the National Parks.
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#197221 - 12/19/16 08:59 PM Re: Drones [Re: balzaccom]
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Forbidden for a number of reasons. If one goes down it will most likely be in a hard to reach area where recovery is dangerous or impossible. They can go down in closed areas, and wreckage must be recovered, regardless. An expensive prospect. People don't like the intrusive nature of drones. Wildlife can be effected in various ways.
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#197224 - 12/20/16 07:23 AM Re: Drones [Re: Dryer]
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Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 43
Loc: WV
Yep. Like the guy that dropped one into the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone.

http://time.com/3088792/drone-yellowstone-park/


Edited by dzierzak (12/20/16 07:24 AM)

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