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good ole fashioned common sense

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Petros5678, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Petros5678

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    goes a long way!!!

    there would be a lot less gut wrenching Phantom deaths if the pilot would follow this simple guideline.
    if you don't want to drop off a cliff stay the hell away from the edge!
    after paying to repair my nephews phantom for a power line incident I had this solemn advice for him
    upon launch TAKE BIRD ABOVE THE HIGHEST OBSTACLE Immediately!
    if you don't want to hit something STAY ABOVE IT DURING YOUR DRONE FLIGHT!
    he's had multiple great flights since
     
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  2. alokbhargava

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    molto buoni consigli
     
  4. m0j0

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    Whelp... Can't see anything wrong with the advice.


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  5. Erroll

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    That is fine when one sets out on this journey. However, you should also advise him to practice flying the quad properly. There are many examples, but filming action sports, real estate, those very cliffs you mention, bridges, lighthouses, canyons and so on, they all become very boring very quickly if only ever seen from 150 ft up.

    Take it slow and easy in wide open spaces, but he must practice and get used to flying below the proverbial "tree line" if he wants to get good footage. This includes ATTI mode flying, mission planning, reading terrain elevations, setting parameters such as RTH altitude. Common sense applies to all these things as well.
     
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  6. Sfgiants24

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    Common sense for one person is not another's common sense.
     
  7. Air Ontario

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    Common sense went extinct in the late 1980s, early 1990s.
     
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    Yes but trees have a mind of their own.
     
  9. Petros5678

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    Common sense for anyone funding a drone hobby for a highschool kid.
     
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    So true...there is a lot of boring aerial footage looking down on everything. I tend to think of mine like a technocrane without the crane, with many of the best shots happening right on the floor...which is also the most demanding flying, often requiring a second set of eyes.

    As for common sense...next time let him fork out a few cents for his own repairs and see if his second thoughts don't get a little more common :D
     
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  11. Petros5678

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    He lives right next to a pacific ocean bay, and it's the coolest thing to fly out and check out passing boats, sunsets. Etc from the porch. A buddy of his thought it was cool idea to go flying after dark.
    His porch overlooks a Pacific Ocean bay. Nothing like checking out a sailboat from a second story porch, his buddy brought over his p3 and that's when things got out of hand