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White House drone said to be a fly-away

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CityZen, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. CityZen

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/u...efore-it-sped-to-white-house-friend-says.html

    "It was not until he guided the drone out the window again — perhaps 100 feet or so from the apartment — that something went wrong. Suddenly, the man, who has not been identified by the authorities, lost contact with the drone, according to the friend. It hovered for a couple of minutes, not taking direction from the controller. And then it shot up, rising hundreds of feet into the night sky before taking off at a high speed, due east."

    A DJI spokesman suggested the fly-away was due to operator error. Still, it does bring national attention to the fly-away issue.
     
  2. RustyProp

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    My first thoughts; It was a "Government Employee" of unknown division? Probably an FAA employee did this on purpose to bring this whole ordeal into the national spotlight to ground us entirely, and now Brendan Schulman submitted proposed regulations that totally throw us to the trash! http://www.kramerlevin.com/files/upload ... making.pdf
     
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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
     
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    A. Clearly pilot error, starting the phantom inside means no gps so no home point lock obtained. Flying out a window while still inside the control signal would be greatly redused. Likely lost signal and phantom did not have a return to home location. May have gone to the previous home location I dont know. Or he probably just lost orientation and flew it away.

    B. "flyaway" so called problems are now very public and DJI will have some pressure to improve its software. Could be a good thing.

    C. Coudl DJI put a block box in the phantoms like in airplanes that records all info (controller inputs, signal strenght etc) to clearly show pilot error vs. actual flyaways.

    D. This dude needs have some negative consequenses for this dumb situation. Punish the individual, not the whole industry / hobby.
     
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    3DRobotics has done just that - installed a black box on the Iris+ and the X8. A micro SD card records all the info - telemetry, GPS location, inputs, electric and signal info, etc.

    I thought it was a great idea when I read about that.
     
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    It was previously reported that the guy was an employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
     
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    Well, that explains a lot.
     
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    Just by the one fact alone that any one was able to of submit proposed regulations that they had to of all ready had to have all written up edited and all ready to go. As soon as this happened is proof that this was not just some random event. and was intentional done.

    Not to much different then who the patriot act that got rammed threw supposedly due to 911 was all written and ready to go in June and July of 2001. and thats a matter of undisputed fact that it was written and all ready to go 3 months before 911 and any one that knows how to look at a calender can see for them selves that June is a few months before September.

    Nore is it to much different then the emails I have that were obtained by subpena in a law suit against the group moms demand action and the mayors against gun. were they were discussing stragity and arguing about what actors to use for there big push for trying to ban ar 15s and how to best exploit the sandy hook shooting to archive there goals. YET most of these conversations were from the night before and they were also discussing auditions that they had already had weeks before were talking about if one of the actors they were considering could be "trusted to play her role the way they needed her to"

    Only a crazy person or a complete fool could think that any of these people have crystal balls and are able to have stuff all prepared and completely ready to go on the drop of a dime when ever any of these false flag staged events happen.