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Get your hands off my drone!

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Airbroker, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Airbroker

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    I had just finished photographing the interior and exterior of a home when the broker arrived. I sent my P3S up about 75 feet and got a nice aerial of the home as it sits on a double lot out in the country. We exchanged pleasantries as I packed my car - he is an amiable older gentleman who has been a broker for 40 years. While we were talking, an accountant friend of his pulled up and said 'hi'. Next thing I know, the broker asks if he can show the accountant my drone. I figure he's going to open my car door and let his friend see my Phantom. Oh no. Next thing I know the broker has my girl by one leg and is waving her in the air! "Look Ed!" Ed lets out a long whistle. My heart is pounding as I watch the broker fumble with my bird with one hand while he is holding his briefcase with the other. I wanted to leap on the fool and knock him senseless!!!

    Am I being too sensitive?
     
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  2. RodPad

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    That would piss me off, anybody that I have shown mine to has never even ask to handle it, I hand it to them to show them the weight of it.
    I would have not "Pity the Fool"
     
  3. m0j0

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    My phantom is like my guns. You don't touch without asking. After you ask, I will unload it and hand it to you properly. Take a look and give it back the same way I gave it too you.


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  4. flpholt

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    insert foot .........well you no where
     
  5. PhantomPlanet

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    too sensitive? no, not at all. you work for your stuff. it's only proper to expect others to handle YOUR things just as cautiously.
     
  6. snerd

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    Did he sweep? How was his trigger control?! Oh, wait................. lol!

    I would have firmly informed him to set the drone down carefully, and slowly back away.
     
  7. Airbroker

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    I figured there were others who felt like me. I'm surprised how many think they are 'toys'. My drone is just as valuable as my high-dollar DSLR camera! I don't believe anyone would grab my camera out of the car and wave it around like that. Do people just lose their minds when they see a drone? Come on people!!! Drones are not toys!!!
     
  8. flpholt

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    nope drones are a family member
     
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  9. stormyweatherz

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    You toucha my drone I breaka you face! Lol


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  10. Ghost Rider

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    There's no need for anyone to touch my drone. I'll set it on my van and let people look at it. I'll hover it to about 8 feet sometimes and show them the screen and stuff and explain things while it just sits there. No need to touch.
     
  11. jphks

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    I don't think you are wrong to be upset. Wonder what he might have though if you'd grabbed his computer and were swinging it around...
     
  12. redmondson27

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    I would have been very firm and if not clear as I could be. Don't first off open my door to my car. Let alone touch any of my property.


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  13. OrlyP

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    That's just bad upbringing and most likely a rare, if not an isolated case. Most of the people I show my drone to gets intimidated by it. The worst people has done was lightly turn the props.
     
  14. drm

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    I have demonstrated my P3P to a couple of people. I let my future son-in-law pilot it a bit, after I flew it into position in an open field. He only maneuvered it a bit, then handed the controller to me, saying he was too scared to fly it...like I was the first time!
     
  15. PhantomPlanet

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    he's scared because you're going to be his FIL. that's a respectful and healthy fear. more young men should have that.
    :grin:
     
  16. Mako79

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    You need a pre-emptive shirt print:

    NO - It's a Phantom and NOT a drone.
    YES - It's expensive.
    NO - you may NOT have a go.
    YES - I am a 40yr old virgin.
     
  17. Zeprider

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    That would have made me livid. Well, it wouldn't have happened in the first place. Some "soft-no" responses:

    "I'm sorry but please do not handle the camera." ('Camera' makes it all inclusive without DRONE!)
    "The camera is insured but it can only be handled by myself."