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Pushing the Mavic Pro to its limits at my local park
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AndyP.
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the title says it all

The real action starts at about 1 min in.

for those that are curious, I knew what I was doing and I knew the risks associated with flying so close to populated areas where people are abundant. I made sure that I was well aware of where my drone was at all times and how close I was to other people. At no point during the flight was i anywhere close to injuring someone, and I was well aware of what I was doing and so far I consider myself a experienced pilot.

I want to concede that after the fact, I realized that my actions could be attributed to being Reckless and irresponsible. I realize now that I should have been more careful. When I was flying a lot of the people were really curious about it around me and I wanted to show off its capabilities. So my excitement got the best of me.

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At 2:21 you are lucky to have Mavic still in one piece.

What res did you record/post in?
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NoSale
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Some of that was just plain reckless.  Look at your Mavic and feel good its still in one piece.

I know flying slow for cinematic effects may get boring sometimes........
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Wow! you don't have any reception problems? that's what I like to do with my mavic fast flying and pushing it's limits.
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I enjoy ripping it in sport mode once in awhile. But you were flying pretty close over/around people in a park at pretty high speeds. I suggest finding an open area where people aren't around to do this.
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Bent Kangaroo Posted at 2017-6-10 18:09
At 2:21 you are lucky to have Mavic still in one piece.

What res did you record/post in?

it was recorded native 4k. and posted in 4k.
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AndyP. Posted at 2017-6-10 19:35
it was recorded native 4k. and posted in 4k.

Cool, i think i only watched in 1080 though.

You got care refresh hehe ?

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He'll need it.
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Wrong on so many levels.  It's because of videos like this that the rest of us are being targeted by stricter and stricter regs.  Thanks a bunch.  Do me a favour and keep these types of videos to yourself.
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Totally irresponsible. You might think you are good but the poor people you buzzed around don't know that. You also cannot guarantee that something won't go wrong with the Mavic.
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anthonyb Posted at 2017-6-10 21:41
Wrong on so many levels.  It's because of videos like this that the rest of us are being targeted by stricter and stricter regs.  Thanks a bunch.  Do me a favour and keep these types of videos to yourself.

Yes, I realize after the fact I should have been more careful. But the people around me were really curious about its capabilities and I wanted to show off, my excitement got the better of me.
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Jenee 2 Posted at 2017-6-10 21:50
Totally irresponsible. You might think you are good but the poor people you buzzed around don't know that. You also cannot guarantee that something won't go wrong with the Mavic.

The poor people you're referring to. Actually egged me on to see how fast it can go. They're all extremely curious and to its capabilities and how fast and what it could do.
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Cephas Posted at 2017-6-10 18:33
I enjoy ripping it in sport mode once in awhile. But you were flying pretty close over/around people in a park at pretty high speeds. I suggest finding an open area where people aren't around to do this.

Open area in the middle of big cities such as Dallas comes at a premium. So I had to make do with what I got. During the video I flew in mostly areas that had little to no people and the only person I got really close to was myself.
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Bent Kangaroo Posted at 2017-6-10 18:09
At 2:21 you are lucky to have Mavic still in one piece.

What res did you record/post in?

Yeah I didn't notice it at the time but looking back at the footage it practically gave me a heart attack even though I wasn't flying at the time.
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anthonyb Posted at 2017-6-10 21:41
Wrong on so many levels.  It's because of videos like this that the rest of us are being targeted by stricter and stricter regs.  Thanks a bunch.  Do me a favour and keep these types of videos to yourself.

Keep in mind that this was phone in the u.s. are laws on drones are pretty Lax here, or at least the FAA in my city doesn't really enforce them
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AndyP. Posted at 2017-6-10 22:02
Yeah I didn't notice it at the time but looking back at the footage it practically gave me a heart attack even though I wasn't flying at the time.

Hey man we all here to learn.
It looked like fun but those power lines scare me too much hehe, too difficult to judge/ascertain depth of field.
Guess its difficult to find clear areas in dense locations, just dont hit anyone becasue being hit in head with screaming Mavic will cost big muler hehe
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donno what to say, a lot of power lines ,a lot if irresponsible....you need a big insurance for that kind o flight in that park and i dont think you have
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Tealk Posted at 2017-6-10 22:39
donno what to say, a lot of power lines ,a lot if irresponsible....you need a big insurance for that kind o flight in that park and i dont think you have

I've Benin flying around the power lines since I got the manic. I'm well aware of the f*** up hat could happen.
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This is the reason why DJI had to re-enforce flying practices by updating their rules and policies.
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laceyboy Posted at 2017-6-10 23:14
This is the reason why DJI had to re-enforce flying practices by updating their rules and policies.

yep, agree with you ... But we suffer because of that kind of irresponsible...
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only good thing about this video is to know, that you won't own your mavic very long...
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Fly safe! Dont do these things with people in the area, Someone could get really hurt. Beside that, your attitude makes other Drone flyers look bad. Hope you learn from it and Maybe you will have your Mavic a little longer às well. Have fun and Fly safe
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no drought in your area is what i see
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The only positive thing that I can say about this video is, thankfully nobody got hurt. You came very close to a kid, an old lady and an old man. As it has already been said, this type of flying gives drones a bad name.  Please for the rest of us, fly in the empty areas of the park or find another flying field.
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Who exactly was egging you on...? No one came near you! You had that whole park but you stood real close to those ball players for attention only hoping that they would come and stand in awe of your skills, or shear luck more like. Both power and signal lines were right over your head as well as beside a public path... what a complete self centred muppet you are. I'm not sure what you hoped to gain by posting that crap here but DJI should ban it, and you.
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Typhon Posted at 2017-6-11 06:54
Who exactly was egging you on...? No one came near you! You had that whole park but you stood real close to those ball players for attention only hoping that they would come and stand in awe of your skills, or shear luck more like. Both power and signal lines were right over your head as well as beside a public path... what a complete self centred muppet you are. I'm not sure what you hoped to gain by posting that crap here but DJI should ban it, and you.

It was before I push the recording button
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Wow! You had great luck!
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AndyP. Posted at 2017-6-11 11:25
It was before I push the recording button

Honestly don't know which was dumber - actually flying like that or posting a video of yourself doing it. Really hope someone saves a copy of this and forwards it to your local PD.
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AndyP. take this as a learning lesson. I just recently stumbled on a news article where a supposed drone struck some power line and knocked out the power for a bunch of people. I say supposed because they only thing left of the drone is charred plastic. The investigation is on going. In your video you're flying pretty close to power lines and people. I 'm not going to add anymore fuel to the fire because I think you understand the problem with the video you posted. You don't want to be the guy they are currently looking for in the attached article.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/ ... 0-in-mountain-view/
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It's guys like you who get the rest of us banned. Do us all a favour and take up another sport.
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I've already added my 2 cents in a previous post, but want to add that fast moving videos like this just aren't worth watching.  There is zero value other than watch what I can do with this drone.

I stopped watching after about a minute because it just wasn't keeping my attention.  And besides, I had already seen enough of fast moving recklessness........
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AndyP. Posted at 2017-6-10 22:12
Keep in mind that this was phone in the u.s. are laws on drones are pretty Lax here, or at least the FAA in my city doesn't really enforce them

If they watch your video they might to start enforcing them,  not sure what you were thinking when you arrived at this location.... are you sure this is the first spot you thought that might be great to test the Mavic capabilities, the spot with wires and large lights on steel pole, the same spot with people walking their dogs or kids playing
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Video not available, did you remove it?
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ro_flyer Posted at 2017-6-11 22:23
Video not available, did you remove it?

With the comments here why wouldnt he?

Quite a wise decision to take down such footage in question given the amount of rage it caused to the entire Mavic community? lol
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About time the video was taken down !  The ops story of being edged on to show off by the people in the video was just the ops excuse to post it thinking it was cool  . The people in the video who he said edged him on (basketball players) showed no interest until he flew directly over there heads that caused them to fear they would be hit by it , the same goes for the people walking on the path. The lady looked frighten !!!
You say you were pushing the limit of the Mavic ?  Your a good pilot ? the title of your video should have been "Look How reckless and Irresponsible I Am" the only thing you pushed was the Mavic's speed by flying in a straight line then stopping and turning then flying in a straight line again all above harmless people What you did is not the characteristics of a good pilot .  I think you pushed your luck more then you pushed the Mavic.   
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anthonyb Posted at 2017-6-10 21:41
Wrong on so many levels.  It's because of videos like this that the rest of us are being targeted by stricter and stricter regs.  Thanks a bunch.  Do me a favour and keep these types of videos to yourself.

Agree, aggressive flying is fine when there's not one single person around but this is the kind of crap that give all drone operators a bad name...
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The haters will hate no matter what. I agree it wasnt the best video but name calling and nasty posts around here are crazy. Maybe not the fun places I was looking to hang out in...
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DwoneFlyer Posted at 2017-6-12 03:16
The haters will hate no matter what. I agree it wasnt the best video but name calling and nasty posts around here are crazy. Maybe not the fun places I was looking to hang out in...

i know right
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bombSaWay Posted at 2017-6-12 02:51
About time the video was taken down !  The ops story of being edged on to show off by the people in the video was just the ops excuse to post it thinking it was cool  . The people in the video who he said edged him on (basketball players) showed no interest until he flew directly over there heads that caused them to fear they would be hit by it , the same goes for the people walking on the path. The lady looked frighten !!!
You say you were pushing the limit of the Mavic ?  Your a good pilot ? the title of your video should have been "Look How reckless and Irresponsible I Am" the only thing you pushed was the Mavic's speed by flying in a straight line then stopping and turning then flying in a straight line again all above harmless people What you did is not the characteristics of a good pilot .  I think you pushed your luck more then you pushed the Mavic.

this post is nothing but ad hominem rhetoric.
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bombSaWay Posted at 2017-6-12 02:51
About time the video was taken down !  The ops story of being edged on to show off by the people in the video was just the ops excuse to post it thinking it was cool  . The people in the video who he said edged him on (basketball players) showed no interest until he flew directly over there heads that caused them to fear they would be hit by it , the same goes for the people walking on the path. The lady looked frighten !!!
You say you were pushing the limit of the Mavic ?  Your a good pilot ? the title of your video should have been "Look How reckless and Irresponsible I Am" the only thing you pushed was the Mavic's speed by flying in a straight line then stopping and turning then flying in a straight line again all above harmless people What you did is not the characteristics of a good pilot .  I think you pushed your luck more then you pushed the Mavic.

i also find it hilarious and ironic that your name is bombs away
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