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Illegal flight - curved camera lens?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kphantom, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. kphantom

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    This video shows a flyer in the no fly zone, but with the curved Washington Monument in the video, does it mean a bad camera?

     
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    i'd say it was done with a GoPro & naff fisheye correction in editting (as well as a cheap gimbal). Nice of him to show him flying to help the FAA, just a shame he can't fly steadily
     
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    No, it was a fisheye lens. Could have been GoPro or P2V+. I liked it, thanks for posting.;)
     
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    Something tells me there is an FAA letter or encounter in his future. :eek:

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    *EDIT - I see now it was a year ago. I wonder if the FAA ever looked into it.​
     
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  6. kphantom

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    The guy was probably unaware of the rules. The FAA rules are so complex. They also can change at any time via NOTAMs, or advisory circulars. The rules are more complex than any other agency or lawmaking body.
     
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    So true
    Unless registration when it happens and rules are forced at Point of Sale we will see lots of uninformed flyers.
    Even 7 Eleven is selling some nice looking Drone toy's for the holidays.

    Let's hope the Hover Boards take the spot lite for a while.
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    Forced Helmet Laws
    Forced No Sidewalk Laws
    Forced Registration
    Forced Safety Rules
    Forced no Hover Board Areas
    Forced Lighting Requirements
    Forced Age Limits

    This is going to the next big News maker after the holidays.
     
  8. LuvMyTJ

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    You mean the biggest bone breaker of the holidaze! :D
     
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    That video was shot in October 2014 and at that time there wasn't a no fly zone nor is there any rule regrading altitude. The first 15.5 mile radius no fly zone around DC for drones came out in 1/30/15 after the P1 crashed on the White House lawn but was pulled after that and reinstated on 3/3/15.
     
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    That information is incorrect. An Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) has existed since February 10, 2003 around the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area to restrict air traffic near Washington, D.C.
     
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  11. kphantom

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    It would be good to take the fear and hype focus upon something else, for sure!