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Old Jun 22, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Quadcopter drone group held in London airport on suspicion of terrorism

Be carefully guys rolling through London airports with copters battery and what knot.
Security is tighter than buckingham palace, maybe because of the Olympic and all.

Returning from Ireland we got pulled over by the UK BF for 2 hours. We had a couple Mk, and wkm quads, radios with ton of lipos.
All went well after we explained what they where, we had to show them videos, websites items was purchased from, what we where doing with them in Dublin, a nightmare.
Airport security is clueless they know nothing about these drones, so if you are flying make sure you have some info and stuff to show them if you get pulled.


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Old Jun 22, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Be carefully guys rolling through London airports with copters battery and what knot.
Security is tighter than buckingham palace, maybe because of the Olympic and all.

Returning from Ireland we got pulled over by the UK BF for 2 hours. We had a couple Mk, and wkm quads, radios with ton of lipos.
All went well after we explained what they where, we had to show them videos, websites items was purchased from, what we where doing with them in Dublin, a nightmare.
Airport security is clueless they know nothing about these drones, so if you are flying make sure you have some info and stuff to show them if you get pulled.


http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innov...ne-group-held/
Good to see they are doing what they are paid to do. What a concept huh..
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Yep they are on top of things. we have to protect the borders.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 11:29 AM
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All i get from TSA here in the states is broken,smashed and luggage turned upside down.While others are boarding with bombs in there shoes. LOL
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 05:51 PM
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I've had my quad scrutinised by London Lutons finest when flying out too. Wouldn't dream of checking it in though. Took a Heli in a flight case once and the case came out like it had fallen from the sky! Taking them with me in hand luggage only now.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I knew this day was coming and it is going to get worse.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 06:18 PM
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I knew this day was coming and it is going to get worse.
yes it will, "we know your up to no good...PROVE us wrong" whats truly sad is that so many will "feel" safer
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Guilty until proven innocent.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 06:47 PM
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We do it wrong in the West by policing things instead of people. As I understand it, the Israelis do it the other way around - you get progressivley screened and sorted the closer you get to the airport. Bad guys don't even get into the aiport there.
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