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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by El Rey, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. El Rey

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    On Episode 6, Season 1 of the sci-fi/spy drama 'Intelligence' there's a scene where a guy in ridiculous head gear is using his mind to fly a Phantom or Phantom 2 with a Gopro. It's been painted red and gray - presumably to make identification harder.

    On the latest episode of Modern Family, Phil Dunphee uses a quad or hexacopter with a camera to spy on his son.

    On a recent episode of the youtube show 'Comedians driving in cars with coffee' with Jerry Seinfeld, they show a shot of the Hexacopter that was filming behind the car, crashing onto the bitumen in an alleyway as it takes a corner.

    Anybody recommend any others?
     
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    The Olympic Skiing clearly has a drone filming, I have seen it's shadow several times, look like an Octocopter.

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    And why isn't the FAA chasing after these folks???? Aren't these prime examples of a commercial use of UAVS?
     
  4. Pull_Up

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    The BBC bought one for in-house use last year: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24712136

    A recent BBC factual entertainment show Farm Kitchen looked suspiciously like it had used UAV shots throughout - sure enough the credits showed the aerial work had been done by http://thehelicoptergirls.com/

    I'm starting to get an eye for spotting hexa/octa footage now!
     
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    Me too! Stuff that I used to just 'assume' (Uh oh...) was full blown helicopter footage, I'm now starting to 'assume' (Uh oh again) is actually UAV's. BF (Before Phantom - in MY life), I had no idea this stuff even existed!. :oops:
     
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    Friend said a Phantom was prominently shown and used in one episode of 'Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty'. Sure enough they crashed it a few times.

    Edit: season 1 episode 4
     
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    I was just going to post a new topic re this :)

    I also am starting to spot a lot more footage which you can tell has been shot by a multirotor.

    You can even see the guy flying it infront of his FPV screen, he needs a 3 axis gimbal ;)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26143668

    Also the popular series of Benefit Street has some very smooth footage in their opening scenes and also shows the same 'rising over the street' clips throughout
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/benefits-street/4od
     
  9. El Rey

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    Rules for use in the BBC articles was interesting:
    '... the BBC has established and strict filming rules, and secondly, the hexacopter
    is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority. That means we cannot:
    fly within 50m of a road or building unless it's under our control
    fly over crowds
    fly 500m horizontally or 120m vertically from the pilot
    It also means we have to log a flight plan before every take-off."

    Are they the British CAA rules that a P2V pilot is governed by too?
     
  10. Pull_Up

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    No. If you wish to operate a UAV for commercial gain then you are required to apply for and receive a specific Permission from the CAA. You need to show competence in piloting and operating procedures (usually proven by passing the BNUC-S certification course), have evidence of commercial insurance and operate to a strict Operations Manual. Once you've shown all this and paid your fee (of course) then your Permission will be granted, subject to an annual revalidation. Those Permissions limit commercial operation to those conditions listed (and some others, too).

    If you are operating a Vision for hobby use then you are governed by some of the same restrictions by the Air Navigation Order (which is law) - e.g. no closer than 50m to anything not under your control, no flying over or within 150m of congested areas, etc. However there are no height or distance limits provided you are able to maintain unaided visual contact with the aircraft at all times.

    If you are flying immersive FPV there is a separate group exemption that has been granted which enables you to fly (from March) up to 1000ft - but there are strict criteria, including using a competent spotter who must maintain visual contact, and so forth.
     
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    I don't understand dutch (if that what they are speaking).. but it seems as they outline the rules for flying RC planes and drones? Any chance that you could recap the essence?
     
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