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Close call - drone crash during world cup

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by aenbacka, Dec 22, 2015.

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  1. aenbacka

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    In the video below you can see how a large drone crash close to a alphine world cup competitor today. I would say it was quite a close call. Even if you think you have everything under control, something might go horribly wrong.






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    Ouch. That was close. This is going to (rightfully) get drones kicked out of a lot of places. They are just not ready for prime time. Gravity sucks! Fortunately, the operator will be known and they can get their chestnuts roasted over an open fire (to be seasonal....)
     
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  3. force1164

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    Yea that could be called a super close one!
     
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    That was really close! Looked like it was an expensive coaxial octocopter.
     
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    The problem is that drone operators are not thinking like pilots. What is your out? What can happen? What can you do about it? This sort of thinking is going to really reflect badly on the sport and for commercial use. You can see why the FAA wants people to have pilots licenses. At least they get to drill this stuff into your thick skull time and time again.

    Before you crash.
     
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    This pilot probably was part of the filming team
     
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    Yes, presumably a professional. But he/she really screwed up. No way that drone should have been that close to the skier or the spectators.
     
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    Better a phantom, at least is not heavy. Those machines hand made are less safe than our phantom and much heavier
     
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    Should have been to the side of the course, in a roped off area.....just sayin'
     
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    Why are they less safe?
     
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    Roped or not, if the MR is in motion and fails, inertia will continue to carry it in the direction its travelling.
     
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    Looking at the size (way more than 5 KG ) of it I am sure it was there under special licencing bunch of permits and under special insurance...
    Never the less IMO it should not fly above any peoples heads...
    This video will be very viral... Or it is....
     
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    Had crashed in front of the skier, instead of behind him, the outcome would have been far different! :eek:
     
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    It Must have had a Phantom battery. They like to fall out of the sky for no reason.
     
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    The sad bit is that apparently even mucho expensive, top flight UAVs are having problems with rapid power loss. That thing came straight down, had virtually no horizontal velocity. Unless it was just overhead and the operator was turning rapidly and managed a vortex ring state, it looks like he had a massive power failure. In fact, if it had done that, I would expect some radial velocity to be apparent.

    It just went down.
     
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    Raise your hand if your surprised.

    Anyone?........................................
     
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    Because are hand solderer by people that may know how to do that or may don't. And the wires are not covered so in these climatic conditions are exposed to everything.
     
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    I do not know but maybe the angle of the ski slope makes it look like it had no forward momentum?
     
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    .......they could just not televise it then there wouldn't be a problem? Another alternative is to put a camera man on the course to swerve around instead of the flag pole. :)
     
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    R/C aircraft are fallible and dangerous.

    Whether a Chinese toy Phantom or professional-grade equipment, it makes no difference.

    What goes up must come down.
     
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