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Another idiot and a bad written article
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Linolens
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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/11000ft ... v-hobbyists-1548057

indeed...an idiot.
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Harb
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and we wonder why they insist on putting in Idiot Proofing firmware.....
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Farnk666
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We need to pay him/her a visit with one of these:


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Farnk666 Posted at 2016-3-8 13:28
We need to pay him/her a visit with one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uu4yoi0TqY

Nice toy! I love how smooth it lands  instead of hitting the drone against the ground .   I would plat around with it whenever i'm lazy to hit the RTH button
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Farnk666
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Yes, but snagging the props would lead to a burned out motor/esc or two before it shut down.
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Linolens
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DJI-Tim Posted at 2016-3-8 14:52
Nice toy! I love how smooth it lands  instead of hitting the drone against the ground .   I would  ...

Seriously feels like we are living in sci-fi years.
Interesting time to be alive.
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Farnk666 Posted at 2016-3-8 14:56
Yes, but snagging the props would lead to a burned out motor/esc or two before it shut down.

yeah, that's true
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Linolens Posted at 2016-3-8 15:21
Seriously feels like we are living in sci-fi years.
Interesting time to be alive.

Absolutely! We are living in such a  great time!
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Harb Posted at 2016-3-8 03:54
and we wonder why they insist on putting in Idiot Proofing firmware.....

This will not prevent idiot to be idiot.
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Turbo Heart
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At least no one was hurt
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Turbo Heart Posted at 2016-3-8 09:18
At least no one was hurt

this time... Morons like these should be fined or jailed.
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reckless endangerment to aviation, should be found, fined, or jailed.
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Linolens
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LICENSED PILOT Posted at 2016-3-9 01:21
reckless endangerment to aviation, should be found, fined, or jailed.

all of the above. No bail
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LICENSED PILOT Posted at 2016-3-8 09:21
reckless endangerment to aviation, should be found, fined, or jailed.

agreed!!

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Another thought, the camera lens has a fisheye look to it and seems this was taken with a GoPro type camera. I am not convinced this is a DJI aircraft

Stupid!! X 100

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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-3-9 16:07
Another thought, the camera lens has a fisheye look to it and seems this was taken with a GoPro type ...

A particularly stupid thing to do, agreed.  What we in Australia call a dickhead.  Another nail in the coffin of the enjoyment and income potential of many here.  
Not good journalism either.   Journalists in general would be well advised to keep away from mathematics and science if they have no prior experience or knowledge in the field, or just didn't do well at it when at school so chose journalism instead
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" ... consumer drones can only be flown to a maximum height of 500ft (1.5m) ... "

Now - that is a bit of a serious metric height limit that would mean chest injuries, but the conversion and editing is just sloppy.  Puts any other supposed facts or details in doubt for me.
As for the make,  sorry everybody but stop the video at 1:22 to see: oh dear.
Also, I am fairly sure that my X3 would bend the horizon a little from stupidly high up and thereby any equivalent camera might too.
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Farnk666 Posted at 2016-3-8 05:28
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Farn,

I had one of those bad boy toys when I was a kid.  It was called a Johny Seven, if I recall right.

Just no fun these days, my kids just sit in front of their xbox.


Agreed though, all these stunts do nothing but add fuel to Aviation Authorities imposing stricter regulations, not to mention teh risk and endangerment to commercial airlines etc.
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Class one Arse Head!
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GB44 Posted at 2016-3-11 04:44
Farn,

I had one of those bad boy toys when I was a kid.  It was called a Johny Seven, if I recall  ...

It reminded me of an early butane powered potato cannon I once made.
I didn't have a fancy laser rangefinder on it though...
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