Melbourne Drone Screw up

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godfather007
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Melbourne Drone Screw up

Postby godfather007 » Mon Jul 17 2023, 21:13

Looks embarrassing... pop;

Lucky no one was injured or killed!

May I say,
“I will never get in a pilotless, absent of direct human intervention driven toy, driven by computers and unproven tech drone thing”.

350 out of 500 plus drones plunged to the earth or in the river in this case. That's an average of a 30% survival/success rate. :shock: 70% DOA...

https://www.news.com.au/technology/hund ... baff58b3b6

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-16/ ... /102607576
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FerrariFlyer
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Re: Melbourne Drone Screw up

Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed Jul 19 2023, 11:57

...."they autorotated and landed in the water"....from the ABC link above.

Curious description indeed.
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Re: Melbourne Drone Screw up

Postby Friendly Black Dog » Wed Jul 19 2023, 19:28

That’s code for “fell out of the sky”…
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Re: Melbourne Drone Screw up

Postby skypig » Wed Jul 19 2023, 22:50

It sounds like the auto land/land immediately function activated.
Even pretty basic drones do that when the battery reaches a certain level.
Doesn’t have the completely desired effect when the drone is over water.
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Re: Melbourne Drone Screw up

Postby Thunderbird_1 » Thu Jul 20 2023, 00:07

Let's see what the ATSB report finds:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/in ... o-2023-033

They say that 440 out of the 500 drones were destroyed, a bit higher than reported in the media.
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Re: Melbourne Drone Screw up

Postby godfather007 » Fri Jul 21 2023, 11:40

“ Mr Vic, the new guy f()ced up! Should I send him home for the day??”
“ Yeah, let’s look into the problem…. We only lost a few”
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