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Yw-slayer
April 3rd, 2017, 05:33 AM
Bought a Mavic. Now what?

speedpimp
April 3rd, 2017, 07:26 AM
Profit?!

Cam
April 3rd, 2017, 07:36 AM
:lol: @ spimp.

Make vids like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Zjxfa0PnA

dodint
April 3rd, 2017, 08:19 AM
Was just reading about drone law the other day:

Federal judge tosses suit against property owner who shot down hovering drone (http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/federal_judge_tosses_suit_against_property_owner_w ho_shot_down_hovering_dro/)


A federal judge in Louisville has dismissed a suit seeking damages against a property owner who shot down a hobbyist’s drone in 2015.

Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell dismissed the suit against self-described “drone slayer” William Merideth, citing a lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction, Ars Technica reports.

The suit by hobbyist John David Boggs had sought a declaratory judgment that a drone is an “aircraft” under federal law, that Boggs’ drone was operating in U.S. airspace, and that property owners can’t shoot at drones in this airspace. The suit also sought $1,500 in damages.

Russell wrote in a March 21 opinion that the suit was essentially a garden-variety state tort claim that should not be in federal court. Although the Federal Aviation Administration has an interest in enforcing regulations governing federal airspace, “its interest in applying those regulations in the context of a state tort law claim for trespass to chattels is limited or nonexistent,” Russell said. At most, the FAA regulations are ancillary issues in the case, he concluded.

So, not on the grounds that it's okay to shoot trespassing drones, just that the FAA has no reach when it comes to this kind of claim.

It's kind of ballsy to claim your toy is an aircraft when things go sour for you. I imagine/hope aircraft that enjoy protection by the FAA also have some restrictions on them that preclude them from flying around in people's backyards.

Cam
April 3rd, 2017, 08:57 AM
Lori had to register her camera drone with the FAA. It is an aircraft and it's certainly not a toy. It is prohibited from flying within five miles of an airport or over no-fly zones, like military bases.

I like to think I am a considerate person who would not intentionally fly it too close to people's homes.

Yw-slayer
April 3rd, 2017, 09:10 AM
:lol: @ spimp.

Make vids like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Zjxfa0PnA

Yeah. I do have a fair amount of travelling (by my standards) until July or so.

Do I need to buy Premier CC, or is there a suitable alternative? I use Windows.

Cam
April 3rd, 2017, 10:32 AM
Premiere would be good. Windows Movie Maker just cannot handle high-res video.

Freude am Fahren
April 3rd, 2017, 04:30 PM
I really want one. But I wanted way too many things in 2016, so it will wait. :D

Rare White Ape
April 3rd, 2017, 04:47 PM
Was just reading about drone law the other day:

Federal judge tosses suit against property owner who shot down hovering drone (http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/federal_judge_tosses_suit_against_property_owner_w ho_shot_down_hovering_dro/)



So, not on the grounds that it's okay to shoot trespassing drones, just that the FAA has no reach when it comes to this kind of claim.

It's kind of ballsy to claim your toy is an aircraft when things go sour for you. I imagine/hope aircraft that enjoy protection by the FAA also have some restrictions on them that preclude them from flying around in people's backyards.

Fuckin hell man.

If a case like that is successful then it just makes life harder for him and anyone else who wants to fly. What a way to attempt to shoot himself in the foot.

It's no wonder there are increasing laws against drone flyers. Dumb cunts just can't stop being dumb cunts.

Yw-slayer
April 5th, 2017, 12:10 AM
Well, yesterday was a public holiday and I just about managed to find enough update the firmware. That's it.

Yw-slayer
June 7th, 2017, 07:50 PM
I've since flown it a few times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJaIISxst6c

Now that DB season is over I can probably do some other flying.

The main problem with the drone is kids and curious people coming by to bother you and asking dumb-ass questions when you're flying it, and/or trying to play with the drone. Particularly kids given that (a) It's a rather dangerous object (b) It's not cheap (c) It only takes 1 fuck-up to ruin the fun for everyone.

As to the latter, I took it to Sun Moon Lake and had it with me, but didn't end up risking a fine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwDALnbf234

Italy should be OK, but probably not London.

Links should work now. Second one isn't my video.

Cam
June 8th, 2017, 06:47 AM
The link to your vid does not work.