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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lilwheat, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. lilwheat

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    How long before that business man is on here trying to figure out how to repair and fly that "drone." Poor pilot, it probably had FPV and a gopro. Nothing like throwing money down Wall Street.
     
  3. marcus_canada

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    On the upside, at least the owner got his video onto National news, which non of us have managed yet.

    The old girl took the building impacts pretty well, don't you think?
     
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    Of course. Why try to return the guy's copter when I can just be a huge douche and call the cops for no reason? This term drone is starting to annoy me.
     
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    Surprisingly well. Prop guards?
     
  6. blackoakcreative

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    Idiot.
    People, if you live in a city, please don't fly them. Our government will put an end to the fun really quickly.
     
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    That's HUGE publicity for DJI and the Phantom. I bet sales really increase!!
     
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    Somebody give this guy a few flying lessons.
     
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    $1500, Um wow! Could probably rig an octocopter as a sky crane and try to get it down. My guess is that the first major storm that hits will take it down.
     
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    The worst thing the FAA and AMA did was get RC excluded from any regulation. They missed the opportunity to formalise a few basics like "don't fly over populated areas", now there's no solid enforcement regime for douchebags and morons.

    Surely by now people have to realise that "common sense" really isn't that common and you can't rely on self regulation.
     
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    You can make light of the incident as much as you want, but the simple truth is, if it had hit the guy, you can bet he would be suing the arse off the owner. Worse still, if it had killed anybody, either directly or indirectly, the s*** would almost certainly hit the fan. :x

    Our freedom to fly these quadcopters, might well be short lived!
     
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    You cant stop idiots, after watching the full flight video it cleary shows how big a moron the guy is. He is fully responsible for his own actions and any damages or injuries he may have caused would have been 100% his own liability. You cant blanket all RC users with the stupidity of some users, if you do something stupid then its your fault not everyone that may have the same tool.

    If the idiot bought a knife and threw it off the building would that be the fault of the knife or the idiot throwing it off a building? Would there then be any discussion on limiting the ability to purchase a knife to avoid idiots doing stupid things with them, You can replace knife with any object no matter how dangerouse or safe it may its the user that is at fault not the object or other users of the same object. He could have bought a gun and shot it out of the building it really doesnt matter what the object is its the way some idiots use anything that is the issue. Endangering others or injuring others and damaging property is 100% the users fault here so I really dont see how it even makes the news. Its simply an irresponsible idiot doing something he shouldnt be it has no relationship to any other persons use of a phantom or any rc equipment.

    The funny thing is the video could be used by DJI as a promo for prop guards those things worked like a champ, cant say much for the moron in control. It was never going to end well from his first few poor launch attempts, once it left the balcony it was never going to come back there.

    If you try and make something idiot proof god will just make a better idiot. :lol: You cant stop idiots and people should simply be responsible for their own actions, nobody else is responsible for all the stupid decisions this fool made including the day he bought the phantom and thought that was a great place to fly from.
     
  15. miskatonic

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    Here is my response to that article:

    The "drone" that crashed in this article is a DJI Phantom quad copter that costs about $500, weights 3lbs and has a line of sight range of 2400 feet. The DJI Phantom is essentially a battery powered, radio controlled toy about the size of a basket ball. The "drone" in the picture is a military RQ-1 Predator drone that costs nearly $17 million, has a weight of 4901lbs with a wingspan of 66 feet and an over the horizon range of 1150 miles. I think that this article is being sensational with the picture. It is like saying a man was almost hit in the head by a humming bird and then showing the picture of a pterodactyl.
     
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    Oh geez. Really?