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P2V+ Pilots ARRESTED for flying Drone 800ft over NYC Bridge

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by DavesMotorCity, Jul 9, 2014.

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  1. DavesMotorCity

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    Cops suck. These guys were filming the bridge at night at 800 feet when a police helicopter swarmed in after seeing the drones lights. Pilots charged the drone was a danger to the helicopter and locked
    The guys up in Rikers Island jail overnight and charged them with a Felony.

    http://m.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptow ... -1.1858159
     
  2. DavesMotorCity

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    Re: P2V+ Pilots ARRESTED for flying Drone 800ft over NYC Bri

    Judges released them from Riker Island jail without bail. Next court appearance is September 13th
     
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    Re: P2V+ Pilots ARRESTED for flying Drone 800ft over NYC Bri

    From what I've read of this the case is rather weak and totally overblown. I don't know if there is some specific NY ordnance restricting RC aircraft, but the cops seem to have made an issue out of nothing. The story about them having to veer off to avoid an impact is analogous to a cop seeing you driving down the road, heading his car directly at you, then claiming he had to swerve so you didn't hit him. Need to find more details.
     
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