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FAA strikes again

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by phantomflyer, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. GMANNZ

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    Finally someone comes up with worthwhile use for drones and the feds get all girly about it .... to funny. :lol:
     
  2. FASTFJR

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    He's on the radar???, I call BS. I've got radar on my boat and in dam near perfect conditions I can pick up birds. But it must be a large number or a flock. But a single very small drone? And if they really did pick it up they would also be picking up every large bird flying around. Would love to here from anyone who works in a tower. I can throw a frisbee 100ft in the air, I wonder if they can pick that up?
     
  3. Ozon8r

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    "On the radar" is a figure of speech :) not meant literally.


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  4. DeweyAXD

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    If they had tied a line to it they'd of been fine according to this new FAA Compliance Part (just seen this on the FB page).... the worrying thing is it isn't the 1st of April yet.... so I think they are being serious!

    Who's for lashing 149 foot of nylon to their multi and earning a few dollars? :D

    http://www.futurehobbies.com/ProductDet ... 4&CartID=1
     
  5. gbshovel

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    So I guess making deliveries of marijuana would send them over the top? :lol:
     
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    "In Colorado, our drones get high."
     
  7. FASTFJR

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    He spent 18K to come up with this :roll: What the heck is military grade nylon line?

    Anyone could do the same thing with a $25 fishing reel and 20lb -30lb test

    For 300 bucks the dam thing better rewind the line itself :D
     
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    :shock: :shock: :shock:

    That's exactly what I've been working on, and for that exact reason. Some legal consultation provided me with the insight that tethering the drone would potentially exempt it from what the FAA perceives as its jurisdiction. I have no idea how much water that logic would end up holding in court if ever tested, but I was already looking to see if it was even feasible.

    The 3 cheap fishing reels I got to tear apart and try the same approach cost less than $99, so lets see if I can pull this off with less cost than the solution at that link.
     
  10. OI Photography

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    The new RTH upgrade:

    http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0 ... ex=330x330
     
  11. EMCSQUAR

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    DJI will twist this to their advantage. It'll come out in the next press release as the "Manual RTH feature", then to be followed by 2 software updates...
     
  12. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    his page says the price is 99, then the third question down is "what do I get for $299?" what is the real price?
     
  13. DeweyAXD

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    Its all good until you have a flyaway and it plucks it out of the ground, bounces its new 'ancor along... Waiting to snag on something:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. EMCSQUAR

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    brilliant...
     
  15. FASTFJR

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: