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Old May 03, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Rapier Missile system for Olympics... your Funjet might become a target!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17943864


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Old May 03, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Dont know if you live near RAF northolt but I do and its been a lot more active recently. Chinooks flying today, and a bunch of typhoons flying yesterday as well as the usual police helicopter hovering in one spot at 100ft. An apache the day before that. This is a terrible place to fly fpv lol.

That missile system looks crazy but I guess they are suiting for a 9/11 style attack. If a plane gets hijacked and flys straght into the no fly zone you can gurantee that thing is going to kick off.

Does it detect RC planes too? lol
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Old May 03, 2012, 08:23 PM
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I think they would hate to see a styro palne because their missile can do probably nothing against a r/c plane with video transmission other than scramble all the standard r/c frequencies and all the videos? . I`m not an expert on missile, but I doubt a radar would see it clearly and how the missile would be guide to the styro plane. Anyway I can not imagine shooting a missile inside a town, they should be desperate to do it
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Old May 03, 2012, 08:33 PM
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I think they would hate to see a styro palne because their missile can do probably nothing against a r/c plane with video transmission other than scramble all the standard r/c frequencies and all the videos? . I`m not an expert on missile, but I doubt a radar would see it clearly and how the missile would be guide to the styro plane. Anyway I can not imagine shooting a missile inside a town, they should be desperate to do it
I don't think they would ever do that, the potential damage given by the missile is way higher than what a small epp airplane can do, even if it was a Skywalker filled up with C4 explosive
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