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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BoxerJaxman, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. BoxerJaxman

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    In the news locally today. Someone took a phantom over crowds, at night, after a fireworks show, with overhead wires, within controlled airspace, without permission, BLOS lost sight of it and then crashed...

    'Dangerous' drone caught on camera flying close to fireworks crowd

    Video that David Baker shot of the operator:


    The real kicker is the police said that at the peak, there were 5 or 6 drones spotted. Unfortunately, the responsible people are the ones on the forums who read this stuff and the irresponsible ones don't seem to care. Yet it gives us all a bad name.
     
  2. Kiwipete88

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  3. slim.slamma

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    Good post on how things can quickly go not as planned.
    That drone reporter should share the jail cell with the operator if need be. Slick
    The odd thing is how many people seem happy to see the presence of the drone. Flying overhead.
    How can something be policed that no one's upset over? Thankfully, I'll assume nobody was injured...
     
  4. IrishHeights

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    What idiots.
    I fly fests all the time, never like that!
    Cant believe he was so low over the crowd.
    Can't believe no one knocked it out of the sky with a water bottle.
    Idiots, lucky idiots
     
  5. PO4963

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    Practicing over a crowd, building his future. What a moron!!!
     
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    His buddy was carrying the cell phone hooked up to the controller he was holding by a 6 foot cable, so he, himself, was practicing flying blind, without any telemetry, except for what he could see of the drone. :eek: When RTH kicked in, his buddy holding the phone had to tell him! He also didn't even know how to cancel RTH, and so he had to wander off to guess where he had launched from, some 10 minutes earlier, probably half a mile away, as he was walking and flying the whole time! At least he was flying VLOS! :rolleyes: Some good that does! :eek:
     
  7. Pescatoral Pursuit

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    Tsk, Tsk. And Tut, tut. I feel like such a superior human being due to being less risk averse and better educated than a couple of young guys who were able to buy and fly this thing without any proof of competency.

    Hey maybe while we're at it we can jail the people who were too stupid to not walk under it even though nothing happened. You know, like how you walk several feet away from moving traffic and don't have a clue as to whose driving. Oh wait. The govt requires a competency test for that, don't they.

    We'll give them 10 days, and give 30 days to those who were waving.
     
  8. Shane Petees

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    Yaaaaaaa as a commercial UAV operator this kind of stuff really bugs me.