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Rogue flyers abusing their liberties

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

  1. Sasquatch

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    This news tidbit has been getting a lot of negative press up here in Canada today.

    This person has been accused of flying his quadcopter in close proximity to the Vancouver International airport. It's unclear which type of copter he was flying, but nevertheless, his actions are being highly criticized across the national news. Apparently, he's also made a public apology for his actions but, this is the type of thing that's going to get us all in trouble and make things very difficult for our hobby. I worry that eventually tough legislation and rules are going to put major constraints on what we can do with our birds and where. It's always the few bad 'seeds' who ruin it for everyone.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.2693601
     
  2. N017RW

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    Might it also be solved if the gov't requires ALL flight control systems aided by GPS include the DJI type no-fly zones.
     
  3. Sasquatch

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    I'm not sure this would do much and considering the fact that even Phantom flyers can bypass the no fly zones by either not installing the newer updates for no fly zones or flashing the firmware back to one that doesn't have no fly zone restrictions. Besides this, anyone who flies any type of RC craft should know better than to fly their UAV near passenger jets at airports.