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Government employee was responsible for the downed DJI quad on WH Lawn

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by GizaDog, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. GizaDog

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  2. AllanVB

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    Hope this is a typical government worker!
     
  3. turbodronepilot

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    The seed was planted when they said the that drones are hard to track and that a person could weaponize a drone ..on my local news the propaganda started with a guy from the gov saying that this was a wake up call and they are concerned that a terrorist could arm a drone and use to harm people. .or some stuff like that..would like to post it ,but I'm afraid to cause of copyright laws..
     
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    Remember the guy several years ago that equipped a RC Jet with explosives. His goal was to damage the Whitehouse. Jets can go over 200mph. Fortunately this guy was caught. That are is a no fly zone anyway. It is likely the reason the Phantom crashed was interference from the Whitehouse Com links, microwave, radar you name it.
     
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    the guy was drunk.. is he going to get a dui ??
     
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    You mean an FUI don't you? :D
     
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    Please note the following that appeared in the WSJ this morning:

    DJI Announces New Safe Flight Features Limiting Flight in DC Metropolitan Area
    - Restrictions are in accordance with FAA guidelines
    - Additional limits will prohibit flight across borders
    Hong Kong, (28 January 2015) – DJI will release a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, and Phantom 2 Vision+ to help users comply with the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 0/8326, which restricts unmanned flight around the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
    The updated firmware (V3.10) will be released in coming days and adds a No-Fly Zone centered on downtown Washington, DC and extends for a 25 kilometer (15.5 mile) radius in all directions. Phantom pilots in this area will not be able to take off from or fly into this airspace.
    The restriction is part of a planned extension of DJI’s No Fly Zone system that prohibits flight near airports and other locations where flight is restricted by local authorities. These extended no fly zones will include over 10,000 airports registered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and will expand no fly zones to ensure they cover the runways at major international airports.
    DJI is also continuing to update its no fly zone list in compliance with local regulations to include additional sensitive locations and to prevent flight across national borders.
    These new safety features will be released across DJI’s flying platforms in the near future.
    “With the unmanned aerial systems community growing on a daily basis, we feel it is important to provide pilots additional tools to help them fly safely and responsibly,” said Michael Perry, DJI’s company spokesperson. “We will continue cooperating with regulators and lawmakers to ensure the skies stay safe and open for innovation.”

    Here is the link to the full story: http://www.wsj.com/articles/drone-m...ts-after-white-house-crash-1422451954?tesla=y

    DJI is being proactive in this matter.
     
  8. The Editor

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    How on earth can they make the update 'mandatory' if people just don't bother?

    Probably 50% of Phantom users have never updated their firmware from the day they took it out the box !:D
     
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    Is this true? I always update my phantoms.
     
  10. The Editor

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    Yes... a lot of people do but there are equally a lot of Phantom owners who do not even know what firmware is !