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  1. Drestin Black

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    File this under, so cool to see it in action:
    Flew around the other side of a tall building, putting it between me and the drone, and it lost connection to the controller so it immediately started a Return To Home. It was already higher than the return home altitude so it just aligned with home and started back. Then almost runs into a room atop the buildings roof. Adjusts upwards and proceeds, almost hits a small air ventilation device, it adjusts by going up and around. And then resumes for home. Once it's clear of the rooftop I regain connection and take control over.

    Just showing off how the FOSS works ;)
     
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  2. Mike_in_Letcombe

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    So why on earth are you flying in a downtown area? IF you had lost contact and the system didn't work or didn't 'see' a smaller protrusion, you could have crashed. Sending the Drone down onto someone else standing below. This is against the law in the UK and I am certain it is against the law in the US with the new FAA rules. Why on earth do people fly in areas that are banned? The last thing any of us needs is yet more bad publicity.
     
  3. Drestin Black

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    Why? Why not?
    This is not a NFZ - what's illegal about it?
     
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  4. Mike_in_Letcombe

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    Yet again, breaking the rules of the game. Sorry, I didn't write them, but I do abide by them. The FAA states that, in the US, 'recreational use' of drones (UAVs) should abide by the following:

    • Fly at or below 400 feet and stay away from surrounding obstacles
    • Keep your UAS within sight
    • Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports
    • Never fly over groups of people
    • Never fly over stadiums or sports events
    • Never fly near emergency response efforts such as fires
    • Never fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol
    • Understand airspace restrictions and requirements
    Which part of 'never fly over groups of people' or 'never fly over stadiums or sports events' is difficult to understand? Just asking...
     
  5. RémyHeli

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    You might want also fix horizon level.


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  6. Reed L

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    And aside from being right next to the stadium in the video, that sky scraper would be considered a little tiny "Surrounding Obstacle", wouldn't it? lol
     
  7. Drestin Black

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    Every flight I try to remember - then it messes up again. Need to get it repaired by factory but waiting to see what's being released this December, first.
     
  8. Drestin Black

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    "Right next to" - 1/4 mile away? And rules say, "no fly over" not "next to"

    And how is the target of your flight / video considered an obstacle?


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  9. Drestin Black

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    You see any groups of people?
    And I didn't fly over a stadium.
    Just saying




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  10. Start Visit

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    great video, thank you for sharing.
     
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