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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Eltrochaphantom, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Eltrochaphantom

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    Hey, I was wondering if the power lines in the picture below are a concern when flying.

    TIA

    Fede
     

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    Re: Power lines

     
  3. ccase39

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    Re: Power lines

    No problem there. It's the big ones you see with the huge metal poles you want to avoid flying near.
     
  4. Eltrochaphantom

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    Re: Power lines

    Thank you very much. Now I'm more calm
     
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    Re: Power lines

    You mean like these?
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okq6v33h35o[/youtube]
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6VgAk2Lcc[/youtube]
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E2EBc2qxAc[/youtube]
     
  6. ccase39

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    That's pretty cool. They are on their own there. DJI advises against it. There are a few videos out there of drones crashing when they got too close to those kind of power lines. May not happen every time but once is enough.
     
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    Re: Power lines

    Yes it is pretty cool. They say that the one they use has a non conductive airframe & protected blades so there is no problem with bumping into it.Might be a little different if you hit it on an insulator with the metal camera of a phantom. I wouldn't want to be the reason a whole grid was knocked out :shock:
     
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    Nice video, now just waiting for the bloopers :eek:
     
  9. browen81

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    Great videos posted in here. I used to work for an electric utility and was involved in all the smart grid development. My buddy who is also in utilities was just at the recent DistribuTECH expo, and he informed me they now have drones for inspecting substations, power lines, areas that are hard to get to, etc.. In a way it's great to see technology advance to where we can use these drones effectively, and safely. However, on the negative side, it is taking jobs away. But like the advancement of any civilization, to progress, the most basic jobs get replaced by technology. I would love to go back and apply for a utility drone pilot though :)