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Topic # 189395 28-Dec-2015 00:08
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New Use for Drone technology

L
ooks pretty cool too




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  Reply # 1457989 28-Dec-2015 01:04
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the problem with drones they have limited flight time.. batteries run dry in 10 to 30min

those quads they use for TV and sport event snaps..

did you see that drone crash and just miss a skiier in a competition recently.. think it was in canada?

not sure if theres petrol ones, guess they could stay up longer.

no doubt usa military have better tech... their drones stay up all  day but theyre mini planes not helis



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  Reply # 1457990 28-Dec-2015 01:06
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Just pointing out the potential use at this stage.




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  Reply # 1457992 28-Dec-2015 01:29
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new battery tech is coming.. you seed those carbon batteries.. they will first be used in next gen smart phones

have 5 min charge time and last much longer
http://www.gizmag.com/dual-carbon-fast-charging-battery/32121/


also drone crash here
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/dec/23/champion-skier-marcel-hirscher-has-near-miss-as-drone-falls-out-of-sky

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  Reply # 1461264 5-Jan-2016 00:59
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Probably be easier to teach people to swim and not swim where it is dangerous...!





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  Reply # 1461278 5-Jan-2016 08:31
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Geektastic: Probably be easier to teach people to swim and not swim where it is dangerous...!


It baffles me why people deliberately swim outside the flagged areas on patrolled beaches.
Also, we are a maritime country, Swimming should be compulsory in all schools.




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  Reply # 1461312 5-Jan-2016 09:52
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I saw life savers using them at a couple of places on the sunshine coast over xmas period.

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  Reply # 1461332 5-Jan-2016 09:57
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Even with a short flight time, could be valuable for locating a person in trouble in large swells so the rescue crew can be guided to them.  Has potential for sure.  

As for swimming, don't get me started on swimming lessons in schools.  I think they have to deliver 1 day 'water safety' per year, and they don't even have to get in the water!  It can be in the classroom watching a video.  Pathetic.   




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  Reply # 1461687 5-Jan-2016 14:30
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I have a vague recollection of seeing a safety device for open water swimmers that works like an airbag. I'll have a look and see if I can find it and post a link.





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  Reply # 1461690 5-Jan-2016 14:32
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Found it. Here

Perhaps these should be more common in NZ waters...!





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