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Brush with the law tonight, they were well impressed.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mal_PV2_Ireland, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Just home from flying somewhere I really shouldn't have and got pulled over by 2 cops. Very cool guys and they were amazed. They couldnt understand how they couldn't just pull out a phantom from the boot of the car versus €2000 before the police helicopter takes off 2 hours after they call an incident in. Pics and video to follow in the next hour :)
     
  2. AndysAdventures

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    So where are the pics and vids?!

    I first read this thread hours ago. :D
     
  3. UrAwFuL

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    My thoughts exactly. There was an apparent break-in couple years ago at the warehouse in front of my house and all the cops could do is yell through the speakers since the place was locked down (and apparently the dude jumped over) and close to an hour later the helicopter came in and I bet the guy was long gone.

    Of course a UAV wouldn't probably work on a speed chase (because of speed and life span), but I think it would be great for quick recon. But of course I don't think it'll be happening anytime soon, mainly because politics is politics. :lol:
     
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    It's also not going to ever happen the way you describe because the police departments don't want to face the liability of crashing their phantoms left and right into property and people. Do you really think cops are going to get their Phantom out, boot it up, calibrate it, and fly ATTI, hopefully without loosing signal around a tree? :mrgreen:
     
  5. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Bet the Gardai will get in trouble for that one...

    Few brown envelopes required to get out of that one!
     
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    Cool videos. I don't think I would have had the guts to fly down into the chimney opening though.
     
  8. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    I'm in the process of blurring out their faces just in case. Dont want them getting into trouble, they were pretty cool about it.
     
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    Did you nearly lose that or what !!!!!
     
  10. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Very close call alright ;)
     
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    You should be the Kamikaze ! :lol:
     
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    Good for you Mal. It's really good to see our hobby (obsession in my case) positively publicised! Very brave and daring footage by the way, from somebody still a bit scared to risk flying over the ponds.
     
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    Holy crap, dude... How far down the chimney'd you go? Or just over the top, shooting down? Amazing footage. Balls of steel... :D

    -slinger
     
  15. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Its hard to tell if I actually went down. Dont think I did, lost control sgnal and as you can see I cleared the top by what looks like a few inches, the prop wash wobbled her about a bit.
     
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    Your tilt seems really smooth. What gimble are you using?

    I agree with others... balls of steel. There was no recovering from that one had your prop tapped the wall.
     
  17. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Im using the taco supreme gimbal
     
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    One of the cops emailed me earlier and asked very politely if I could take down the video of them becase they would have got in trouble because they werent wearing their hats or ties. I gladly obliged.
     
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    Really nice videos, and so smooth. ;)