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Drones @ NYC
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SkyerUAS
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Headed to New York with the newest addition to my drone fleet, the easy to carry DJI Spark, hoping to do some flying in the very few spaces around the Jersey side of the Hudson where it’s ok to fly (since all of Manhattan is a no-drone zone), only to find that a TFR was put in effect the second day I was there, thanks to the president’s decision to go golfing in New Jersey…
  
  
However, I was happy to find that there was a drone exhibition at the Intrepid aircraft carrier museum, so it was a great opportunity to see very unique pieces of aviation history, from sea based, to unnamed, and out to space!
  
  
The City is always a fun place to visit, but until air space regulations and city ordinances change, it certainly won’t be called Drone City.

Here's the video summary of the trip: https://youtu.be/ldYxbhj4eD4

  
As always, thanks for watching. Any comments, questions, Likes, and new subscribers are much appreciated!
  
  
SKYER
  
“Fly your drone as though you were flying in it yourself…”
  
See aerial short films at my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC304REG4t2_OWJmQDHLvQ2w

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Jimmers
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The shots just above the water surface were awesome! Made me a little nervous though! LOL
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Jimmers Posted at 2017-8-12 16:59
The shots just above the water surface were awesome! Made me a little nervous though! LOL

Hey thanks! As long as you disable the VPS, make sure to have enough battery left to return,  and keep an eye on your altitude, flying over water is no issue at all.

Fly on!
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SkyerUAS Posted at 2017-8-13 04:03
Hey thanks! As long as you disable the VPS, make sure to have enough battery left to return,  and keep an eye on your altitude, flying over water is no issue at all.

Fly on!

Why do you need to disable the VPS?
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Tviscomi
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Well done...thanks for sharing
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Lucas775
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Very nice flying!
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Jimmers Posted at 2017-8-13 13:15
Why do you need to disable the VPS?

Because highly reflective and uneven surfaces, like water, don't allow the ultrasound and visual sensors to measure distance and displacement accurately. So the drone could over or under compensate if it gets too close to the surface, which could end up with it in the water.
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-8-13 13:20
Well done...thanks for sharing

Thanks a lot!
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all seven seconds of it ;) Thanks a lot!
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SkyerUAS Posted at 2017-8-13 16:54
Because highly reflective and uneven surfaces, like water, don't allow the ultrasound and visual sensors to measure distance and displacement accurately. So the drone could over or under compensate if it gets too close to the surface, which could end up with it in the water.

Thanks for explaining.  I plan to eventually use mine over water while kayaking.  I just have to get brave enough first.  
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Jimmers Posted at 2017-8-13 18:10
Thanks for explaining.  I plan to eventually use mine over water while kayaking.  I just have to get brave enough first.

No problem. As long as you keep it high enough from the water, and keep an eye on battery levels, you should be ok.
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Adriano Araujo
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Heading to NYC also.

NFZ on entire Manhattan? Even Central Park?
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