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Rio Tinto Stadium - Not Happy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tcope, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. tcope

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    I recently tried out Drone Doply to create a 3D image and used the Rio Tinto Stadium as a test. I was closed at the time and no one was there. I thought I'd share the results with them and emailed the link to the model. I also pointed out that I used Hivemapper to determine the height of the stadium and that Drone Deploy had many safety features built into the software. This is their response:

    Todd,

    Please take down the link of the 3D rendering of Rio Tinto Stadium. Did anyone give you permission to fly your drone on our property?

    I wrote back and pointed out that I was not on their property and rather on a public sidewalk. I pointed out that the airspace was public. I also referred them to Google Map and Google Earth that has much better images in much better detail. I stated that I did not see the need to remove the image. I tried to be short as I don't see this person as being receptive to a full explanation. Also, they are the Event person so I doubt they understand the subject. I like to share my results with people in the hopes that they will see the good use of drones. However, sometime you just can't win.
     
  2. Fyod

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    They're afraid of bad publicity.
     
  3. tcope

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    Kind of. They emailed me back and said that they did not have any issue with what I did but that they did not want to encourage others to fly over the stadium. They cited the two recent crashes into stadiums. I see their point but of course from their perspective they don't want anyone flying a drone anywhere near their stadium at any time.