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Jack
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p h a n t o m 3 | p r o f e s s i o n a l
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lignow
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Cool Video.Great perspective. (could have been expensive )
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bill
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Very cool.  Nice job!!
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JonE5
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very cool, but not sure i would have done the same and risk getting blown out of the sky.

Cool footage none the less.
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Kneepuck
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Set phasers on stoned Mr. Spock.
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elvolo
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Amazing video!  But could I ask why you chose to fly INTO the fireworks?  I know I wouldn't have been as daring!
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Mudcon
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wow very daring....
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rcgbalthazar
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Why fly into the fireworks? Because its great! And if I could afford the risk I'd do it too
The video quality sure is a big leap from last the P2 Gopro!
Probably a big difference in editing skills too

Here's mine, didnt fly into it but I really really wanted to

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daviskw2004
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It was unique...but what would have happened if it were damaged and fell into the crowd below? I think there would be a good chance of hurting someone.

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Rebel Posted at 2015-12-7 15:29
What would have happened if one of the fireworks didn't launch correctly? It would have been like  ...

While there is always risk attending an F1 racing event, should a catastrophic wreck occur, sitting in the stands vs walking out onto the track are 2 much different levels of risk.
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Nice firework ! Amazing !
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Rebel Posted at 2015-12-7 15:29
What would have happened if one of the fireworks didn't launch correctly? It would have been like  ...

I guess we accept that possibility knowingly going to a firework display... but we would not expect a quad copter falling on our heads… that is not part of the deal.

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AG0N-Gary
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You guys need to settle down.  There's MUCH more risky fireworks flights than this on youtube.  Look  around.  Some of them are going within inches of the camera.
Here.  This one may make you blink a few times.  Don't blink, because some of them go by the lens so fast, you'll miss them!
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AG0N-Gary
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...and be aware.  That video appears to have been shot with a Go-Pro, so, as they say, objects are closer than they appear.
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Rebel Posted at 2015-12-8 02:47
When we go outside ,or in our houses for that matter...we would not expect a jumbo jet to crash dow ...

Risk is an interesting thing, people will often happily take risks themselves when they have a choice about it, whether it be by smoking, or driving too fast, or skydiving etc. When you fly your drone recklessly the difference is that the person who has the risk factor (the unknowing bystander that gets 3lb of drone on their head) has not consented to that risk. Whats more in a lot of these situations the pilot themselves is away from the action and has no risk to himself at all. Only a few days ago here in the UK we had a kid lose his eyesight because of a irresponsibly flown drone so these things aren't toys and have to be flown with the appropriate level of responsibility.

FYI: Firework shell miss-fires happen occasionally, they aren't that big of a deal because the area the fireworks are being launched from is controlled, people are wearing protective gear, and they have correct equipment to deal with the risk.
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AG0N-Gary
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Don't get me wrong.  I'm not about to launch mine into the midst of all of the explosions, but the video is fantastic.  The one at 47 seconds had to be extremely close.  Note, neither of these videos appear to have been shot over any crowds, and in fact, appear to be over water.  I think the only risk was to the drone.
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AG0N-Gary Posted at 2015-12-8 05:07
Don't get me wrong.  I'm not about to launch mine into the midst of all of the explosions, but the v ...

If we are talking about the first video, at around 0:55 where he is flying into the fireworks he clearly has enough forward speed that if one of the shells had disabled or damaged the drone it would have had enough inertia to fall forward into the crowd, regardless of what was below the drone at the time. Doesn't require much imagination.
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Rebel Posted at 2015-12-7 20:47
When we go outside ,or in our houses for that matter...we would not expect a jumbo jet to crash dow ...

OK...no more argument... but putting others in danger  is not what we are about.
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Sometimes it's worth the risk to get great shots no one would have ever seen otherwise.

Loved that you post edited in the fireworks sounds. Good job at most of the timing!
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Nice work!
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Very impressive! Jack!  You are brave
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daviskw2004 Posted at 2015-12-7 21:40
I guess we accept that possibility knowingly going to a firework display... but we would not expec ...

This is pretty much why the FAA in the US is holding us to higher standards.  Maybe in Thailand this is ok, in the US, not so much.  
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AG0N-Gary Posted at 2015-12-8 00:07
Don't get me wrong.  I'm not about to launch mine into the midst of all of the explosions, but the v ...

Yep, night flying is not something we can legally do over here.  Too bad, very nice video.  I'm a commercially rated pilot and they would boil me in oil for breaking a regulation.  
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BigRedBen Posted at 2015-12-8 08:29
If we are talking about the first video, at around 0:55 where he is flying into the fireworks he c ...

I'm with you too....great video, incredible risk acceptance on behalf of the crowd.  
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Cool video!
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