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Second day of flying - and its over the Grand Canyon

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by JoeC, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. JoeC

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    After flying over Bryce Canyon and crashing - then hiking down into the Canyon to get my Phantom - My second day of flying went much better. I probably would have had to take a mule down to get it if it crashed here.

    http://youtu.be/fay1fPGu254

    -Joe
     
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    Very nice, but be careful, Copters (and other flying models) are in Grand Canyon National Park is strictly prohibited and threatened seizure of aircraft and memory cards ...
     
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    Nice view! How about the video from Bryce? I think Bryce and Zion are my favorites, I'd love to fly there.
     
  4. JoeC

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    I'm editing the video from Bryce - it's probably one of the most spectacular crashes of a phantom. I'll post it when its ready.
    -Joe
     
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    nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/upload/2013-grca-supt-compendium.pdf

    Operating unmanned aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park is illegal.
     
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    That doc says that you can use "toy class" within the area of residential places, so maybe he's ok since it looks like that's next to a resort.

    Not sure i'd want to challenge that one in court, though :)
     
  7. JoeC

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    I walked right through the Lodge with it - no one said anything. Its not like they're going to extradite me back to Arizona for flying my toy there.
     
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    Amen. If it is already "illegal" then you got away with it and with some good video. Not like they are gonna make quads any more illegal. But, it seems like the legality is questionable and I guarantee it is probably just a misdemeanor if they even would write a ticket...and who cares if it is federal property..... They'd probably just ask you to stop. Quads aka DRONES (as the media labels them) already have a bad name, look at that Colorado shoot em down ordinance. What are we gonna do, adopt a highway to warm up to the community??? They are always gonna hate uav's. Good job JoeC! Good video.
     
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    Just don't sell the video footage. That's illegal too!

    :D
     
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    TBS group there last year confiscated memory cards ... (!)
     
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    They are always getting into trouble. Video of the Costa Concordia was excellent.
     
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    Nice video! I just took mine to the Grand Canyon also,your flying skills are much better than mine,im not very smooth.I was afraid to take mine out over canyon very far because ive had recent problems with eclips coming off and phantom crashing to the ground.Its only done it with the 2 battery setup,so I dont know if motors were overheating with 2 batteries or what,but its got me gun shy now.
    I dont have a gimbal on mine and the first day it was windy as hell,so video will be shaky Im sure.You could hear the phantom fighting it,so it was making me pretty nervous something might happen.When I flew at the watchtower at the Grand Canyon I went inside and asked the guy working inside if I could fly it there and he said no problem.He wasnt a ranger but hey I asked.Also when I flew it over the Wupatki ruins I asked permission there and got it.
     
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    Or charge someone for editing the "free footage"
     
  14. Lithium12.6

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    Can I show you my result?
    I don't encourage anybody to do it and I won't do it again promise.
    Would not want to see this place littered with broken copters either.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Heres my video,no gimbal so its a little shaky.Also I just noticed in video I say this is the north rim but its actually the south rim
    Edit:I cannot get the video to load on here no matter what I do posting the url inside the youtube icons so youll just have to click link to watch it
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1l6BzF1Wxc
     
  16. Lithium12.6

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    Hi Htownphantom, you said in youtube you got permission, did you get it from the ranger?
    In my video above, one of my flight was in sight of this tower.
     
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    I dont think he was a Ranger although I thought I passed one on the way in carrying it.Then a girl walked up when I was about to take off and said how cool it was and she was wearing a park outfit,dont know what she was.I asked the guy working inside the watchtower,he said no problem,that was good enough for me :D
     
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    jACKASS
     
  20. htownphantom

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    jACKASS[/quote]


    p.s. Your caps lock is on.[/quote]

    You can call it being truthful,I'd call it being an *******.There was no need to insult me and my video