When you fly your drone legally and respect all the rules and regulations, there’s nothing to worry about, right? Well, legally there isn’t, but there are always people who could ruin all the fun for you. Peter Owen recently had a very unpleasant experience, to say the least, while flying his DJI Mavic Mini. A group of vandals was throwing rocks at his drone and later threatened to “arrest” him if he didn’t delete the footage.
Van driver who damaged Death Valley salt flats may face fine and jail time
Last week, photogenic and protected salt flats in Death Valley National Park were damaged. A van driver left drove off a half mile off Badwater Road, leaving tracks in the salt flats. After doing this, he or she just left the vehicle there and left the site. And unfortunately, the tracks are not the only damage caused by this recklessness.
Hacked DJI Phantom Marks The Age Of Drone Vandalism
We have reported drones causing damage inadvertently by crashing into buildings or losing contact with operator, but this is the first time we are reporting a DJI phantom being used to a deliberate act of vandalism.
On Wednesday morning last week, the first large-scale drone-driven graffiti was done in one of NYC’s biggest and most prominent billboards. The billboard, featuring a huge ad of Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein was tagged using a hacked DJI Phantom.
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