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Thoughts on this footage?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mactab, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Mactab

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    I know what I think!

     
  2. AMGPilot

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    Immmm the panning and tilting, its um abrupt and without precision. Cool Demolition give you thumbs up of that but the binary "bang bang" controls on pan and tilt are pretty harsh. As a professional I'd be fired
     
  3. go fast

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    A little jerky on the panning & tilt but practice and maybe slow the settings other than that cool video...
     
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  4. Mactab

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    Yes I agree with the above.
    Sorry its not my video/ flying
    What i was getting at is the breaching of quite a few of the regulations for safe flying.
     
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    Oh ok , don't know if any violations other than maybe landing next to people and personally I wouldn't fly thru all the dust...
     
  6. old curmudgeon

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    It's a Phantom, there is no rule book!
     
  7. x5yo

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    The CAA don't really give a shit unless people are harmed by bad flying or they take the complete and utter piss like the P2 Adventures guy and if you looked at what happened to him, in relation to the rules he broke, it bodes pretty well for anyone who wants to break the rules.

    The irony is, by being a qualified pilot, you're more likely to get in trouble because they have something they can take away from you in seconds.
    your permission to fly. no insurance, no jobs from clients looking to use official people, name and rep in tatters. That's leverage.
    And a ton of fellow pros who are dying to get you kicked out so they have more chance of making money from jobs you lose.

    The only way the CAA can get to you if you're flying badly and for fun (no permissions), is to launch a legal case, this takes ages and costs money.
    9/10 its not worth it as most of the time even when people fly badly, they get away without causing damage.

    So the incentive to prosecute is minor.

    I suspect police will soon have a code to bring down drones and DJI will assist them in implementing this. I see this is where the market is going, and dji will have no problem screwing us over with these things, because we all know DJI have the ethics of the devil.

    Then again if you follow the rules you have nothing to worry about, even though most of us push them from time to time.

    I just bought a phantom 2 again (as a backup/fun drone) because its an incredibly useful tool and more importantly its very unrestricted and able.
     
  8. Dave Armbrust

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    What do I think? I think they really scared the poor birds, and probably the drone operator as well once he could not longer see his drone.

    He was not directly over the people, but appeared to be over a building. While I am not sure the CAA regulations on this it would be perfectly legal in the USA.

    While the footage was a bit jerky, due to operator inputs, this could easily be edited out and would greatly improve the video.

    It was some pretty cool raw footage.
     
  9. John Archer

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    I have to agree with Mactab. It appears the operator was flying over lots of people. He also had to lose sight of the drone when it was enveloped in the dust cloud. What if he started choking on the dust as some other people in the video appeared to be doing? No control over his drone? If for no other reason, IMHO flying through a dust cloud can't be beneficial to the motors.