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" don't do that " thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boglll, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. boglll

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    Hi, I was just practicing around when a saw a stork landing on a pole some 300 m. far...What beautiful pictures to take! Unfortunately perspective from a phone can be tricky and I ended up this way.
    So I suggest to open a new thread, something like "dronetiquette", with do's and don't ( is it written this way?) when flying.
    Don't 1: do not disturb birds

    Cheers
     
  2. RoyVa

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    The sound of the drone alone either scares the birds away or causes them in some instance to atack the drone. Birds can be tricky shots from a quad. For those, it's best to use a hand held camera and long range lense.i know of a few pilots that have had crashes due to getting to close to birds nesting. My self I love those shots but avoid them due to the possible consequences.
     
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  3. Adrian Shaw

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    I try to stay away from birds, especially BIG ones as they can easily bring down a small quad copter like the P3. If the bird flew towards the 'copter instead of away, you may have had a different outcome.
     
  4. DreamsHD

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    Don't #2: Try to look cool and pro and dumb by barely skimming the water with the landing gear
     
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