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This guy needs to have his DJI Refresh voided
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iFlyKid
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Not my video by all means, but the sheer stupidity and then when we need our drones replaced we're in queue because of people like this. All for the name of youtube.
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Supervisor
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Why? This is what the insurance is for. You confuse insurance with warranty.
3 days ago
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geofox784
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Great way to get a chunk of your ear chopped off. Didn't even turn off obstacle avoidance (you can hear it) resulting in it lurching forward in the first attempt. If he just flew it through the viewfinder it wouldn't be that hard.
3 days ago
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Willik
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Don't want to discuss further that it's illegal to pilot the UAV from moving vehicle/boat, even when this trial is interresting. It's showing how precisely the obstacle avoidance for Mavic works and it also proves that it is impossible to land on moving platform without significant risk of failure. There was similar thread few days ago - someone was asking if it is possible to take off / land from/to a moving ferry. I guess this might be the same guy, since someone else recommended him to train at first from the moving pick-up. He also recommended to train hand-catching (with catching mod attached to Mavic) in order to be capable to land at least semi-safely. Seems to me that only half ot the recommendation was heard. :-)

Still on the other hand this acting is crazy, stupid and dangerous, I hope they will not kill anybody.

2 days ago
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Mcdudeflut
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I never want reward stupidity so i didn't watch the video.

And about insurance remark.
An insurance premium is based upon a certain risk.
If someone takes more risk then originally intendend then usually this result in more claims for the insurance company and thus a higher loss then premium.
And when they don't make a profit this will result into:
A) a higher premium
B) less coverage
C) a combination of A&B

So in the end we are paying for the stupidity of these guys and they make a profit from the Youtube views.
And that takes me to my first sentence

I never want reward stupidity so i didn't watch the video.
2 days ago
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Matt-and-Riley
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I watched it, gave it 2 likes and subscribed to their channel. Safety nerds freaking out again, lol

Life must be so boring in your 'world' - get out and have some fun
2 days ago
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Range30
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Mcdudeflut Posted at 2017-3-21 01:25
I never want reward stupidity so i didn't watch the video.

And about insurance remark.

Thank you for the info.
2 days ago
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ChasinTail
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Willik Posted at 2017-3-21 00:03
Don't want to discuss further that it's illegal to pilot the UAV from moving vehicle/boat, even when this trial is interresting. It's showing how precisely the obstacle avoidance for Mavic works and it also proves that it is impossible to land on moving platform without significant risk of failure. There was similar thread few days ago - someone was asking if it is possible to take off / land from/to a moving ferry. I guess this might be the same guy, since someone else recommended him to train at first from the moving pick-up. He also recommended to train hand-catching (with catching mod attached to Mavic) in order to be capable to land at least semi-safely. Seems to me that only half ot the recommendation was heard. :-)

Still on the other hand this acting is crazy, stupid and dangerous, I hope they will not kill anybody.

Can you post a link to the law where it is illegal to pilot from a moving boat?
2 days ago
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geofox784
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ChasinTail Posted at 2017-3-21 07:57
Can you post a link to the law where it is illegal to pilot from a moving boat?

There is no requirement to not be controlling from a moving vehicle under the 336 exemption. I don't know about 107 if you are operating commercially.
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DroneFlying
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ChasinTail Posted at 2017-3-21 07:57
Can you post a link to the law where it is illegal to pilot from a moving boat?

It's legal in the U.S. for a recreational pilot to operate a drone from a moving car or boat.
2 days ago
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Silverado101980
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Guess DJI should take the follow me mode away then. Think I'm going to stop looking at the forum between sad crash stories blaming DJI and people making up their own rules it's a complete downer on owning one
2 days ago
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wheezy
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One thing is for sure, that dude is a horrible pilot!
2 days ago
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BigKitty
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yes agreed I saw this the other day, what a hillbilly and yes he should have his refresh taken from him!!
2 days ago
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NoSale
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I really don't have an issue with someone attempting this, but couldn't put myself in this position.  There was way too high of risk for the result to be failure/damage, and little chance for a good ending.  Would have been better to try with a more controlled and slower environment......
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Tharg (from the
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Yup - the Mavic Rednecks are at it again
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Jake Phantom 3
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Ok, I think everyone is missing the obvious. He destroys his Mavic, sends it in for his Care Refresh replacement. A month later you have a problem with yours, and send yours in to be repaired. They replace yours with his that was repaired. Good luck with that.
2 days ago
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9jazOE24mkSC
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We have a lot of drone NAZI's in here.  It's his drone so don't worry about it a*#holes.
2 days ago
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EdM
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If he would have gone ahead and landed with his legs spread out it might have cut back on future generations trying stupid stunts.  ;-)
2 days ago
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wheezy Posted at 2017-3-21 09:13
One thing is for sure, that dude is a horrible pilot!

lol yeah think I could do it.  Saw him panic every time it lost side to side. I fly mode 2 and this would be pretty easy to land with one thumb as long as the driver kept a steady speed.

I like this guys channel. He pushes the limits and doesn't put anyone at risk like a lot of others do (flying over freeways and people), check out the one where he flys to another town in sports mode the whole time from a moving car.
2 days ago
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ChasinTail
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Well, I plan on using my mavic while out on boats this summer.  With wind and currents I'll be moving 1-3 mph, so hopefully I do a better job than this guy does.  I may look at rigging up some sort of catch handle and catching it instead of landing on the deck.
2 days ago
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boostedford
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if we could switch to atti he could make this work
2 days ago
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Tharg (from the
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EdM Posted at 2017-3-21 13:59
If he would have gone ahead and landed with his legs spread out it might have cut back on future generations trying stupid stunts.  ;-)

Darwinism prevails
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ROGAT
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ChasinTail Posted at 2017-3-21 16:32
Well, I plan on using my mavic while out on boats this summer.  With wind and currents I'll be moving 1-3 mph, so hopefully I do a better job than this guy does.  I may look at rigging up some sort of catch handle and catching it instead of landing on the deck.

a couple of useful tips for landing on boats, # 1 always use the back deck ( they are usually the ones with the most room)  # 2 this one is important - Back the drone into the landing point first it stops you getting confused with reversed control issues right is left etc etc and second the obstacle avoidance system doesn't come into play .
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Turkk71
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DroneFlying Posted at 2017-3-21 08:01
It's legal in the U.S. for a recreational pilot to operate a drone from a moving car or boat.

Thats good, because I do it often to get moving vehicle shots.  
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