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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by robby3265, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. robby3265

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    Next episode of BBC watchdog is covering drones and is ready to pull them apart from reporting on them crashing , spying on people and basically being a pain in the arse , I think this program is going to make flying our drones in the UK even more unpopular, I am sick of all the negativity around drones, I am thinking of selling mine as I feel like a criminal or a pervy spy every time I fly it now
     
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    Thought I was alone on this- not had a flight this year. Been out to the field a few times, but got an uneasy feeling and packed up and went home every time.
     
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    It's a bit early to speculate on the content of the programme -(unless you have inside information)- as it isn't being broadcast until the 19th of this month.
    Also, remember that they invite viewers to text in with any comments regarding the content of the programme, so there's a chance to fight back if it's too negative.

    When I fly locally, the vast majority of people who've approached me are just interested in seeing what it is, and I always show them what can be seen on the screen. So far, I've not had anyone accusing me of spying or "perving"!
     
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    Since the media has such a big impact on what us common people believe, I think it should be mandatory for them to have to USE every product that they report on! I bet we'd get a LOT of converts that way!! :D
     
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    PLOT TWIST:

    Major Media outlsets including the BBC (news & documentaries) have been using drones much like our Phantoms/inspires for aerial footage for a while now.

    Sounds ironic that they perhaps might take a negative view towards 'drones' - a name that i have since come to loath...

    Most people are still not familiar with the capabilities of modern UAVs, this program should be about education, not indoctrination
     
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    Absolutely stargater07 - nearly every documentary type programme has footage captured using these. Incredible to think they skate them , when producers use them all the time. Bad news is good news (oddly enough)
     
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    Judge, jury and executioner without a hearing? Who is the pain in the arse here at this point?
     
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    its on tonight. get ready to send your views in (no pun intended)
     
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    Typical Watchdog lazy journalism to fill 10 minutes.
     
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  12. robby3265

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    Did you see watch dog last night, who's the arse now
     
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    Y'all are crazy if you think anything [like this drivel laden 'story'] is going to stop drone technology and use in the future, Crazy!
     
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    can only watch if you are in the UK :( I'd like to see what it says....
     
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    Really? can you not download BBC Iplayer and watch it?
     
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    I get BBC America on Dish Network, but cannot find that particular show.
     
  17. Lightfoot

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    No you need to download an app called "bbc iplayer" on to your computer or tablet and then you should be able to access it.
     
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    Thanks, will get it later today.
     
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    I think it works by country, using IP address - I can't watch iplayer when visiting the kids in Holland.
     
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    I think it's sad... and an overreaction (IMO) to sell your drone just because they are getting some bad press. I think the more of us who fly responsibly and are ambassadors for the hobby the better. If we just give up... the media driven frenzy wins... and that's just stupid.
     
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