OMG .... I can't believe he did this in a city centre. ....

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  1. Anthony

    Anthony Well-Known Member

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    So im spending probably way to much time on youtube looking at people's Mavic flights and there are a lot of them out there so DJI are shipping them in reasonable numbers .....

    Im not in the USA so can't really coment on if what this guy did was legal or not but just from a common sense point of view i will not use my Mavic in this kind of location ...

    However he does shoot some nice footage

     
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    Crazy footage but I wouldn't fly in a busy city like that..


    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
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    The real crime is his haircut.
     
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    That little hipster millennial fixed up his mom's basement nicely.
     
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    Although the Mavic is a little marvel of technology and safety features, as this video proves, no manufacturer can safeguard against idiocy and a watered down gene pool.
     
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    Don't worry .. Im sure many people reported this guy to Interpol.. Eventually one day .. the only place you could fly your drone will be in your home or in timbuktu (but wait they will most likely ban them there as well).. Ahhh the drone police on these forums !!!
     
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    So i take it you would fly in this location ??? i only ask as drones is a fairly new RC area for me so im not skilled enough to fly in locations like this.
     
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    He removed the video, either got to many 'Dumb A**' remarks or was afraid of getting busted.
     
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    What specifically would have gotten him "busted"??
     
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    The drone paparazi (police) in these forums .. instead of enjoying watching footage the
     
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    Ahhhh.... got it Thumbswayup

    Yeah, other than launching it pretty close to too many people in my opinion, I didn't see anything out of line. Gorgeous and interesting footage!!
     
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    Honestly... I'm well aware of the risks and the no-nos of flying drones, and above all I don't want to piss off the drone police or start this debate again but...

    ... after a while, it gets really BORING to keep flying and filming the same wild, free nature landscapes over and over. For someone just taking on drones it might be OK, there's a whole world of discovering out there and anything is new. But those of us from the P2 times (and older coming from R/C hobby and all) not only may have filmed this kind of "safe" spots for the 1000th time in every way imaginable, but also feel more confident for more adventurous challenges, as long as it doesn't involve serious risks or crazy stunts.

    That's to say it's pretty hard to lay judgement without knowing more about each flight we see posted out there, and we're not exactly seeing the apocalyptical scenarios involving drones and helicopters and planes and ppl laid out by many not long ago, mostly when the P3 became more popular and was seen everywhere.

    I didn't watch the video but there will come a time when we'll get used to drones zipping over our heads all the time, big cities and populated areas included. Not only for fun or play like most of us do right now, but also for service and who knows what else. Sure, NFZs should always be respected and good sense is mandatory, but that goes without saying.
     
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    Well said Alex!
     
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    I don't know if this is the same guy that Anthony was talking about, but I saw this one earlier. Skip to 8:00 and the guy sends up his Mavic in downtown San Francisco. He even admits during this that he wouldn't do that with his Inspire as it would "draw too much attention".

     
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    Yes thats the one ... as i said some very nice flying i was just surprised he launched it at the point you noted ... i thought drone flying wasunder tighter control in the US.

    It will be a long time before im ready to fly this high and far ....

    Im really looking forward to my Mavic arriving as there are a ton of fantastic videos on you tube atm and more are turning up daily . ..
     
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    It is and this would be against the law in the UK unless specific exemptions had been granted by the CAA under an OSC ( and it would never happen with a quad with no redundancy).
     
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    OMG...the guy my have come off like ( mod removed) in the video, but Stanford isn't exactly a Community College so he's no idiot and he did take some great video in SF. He also hit the nail on the head by stating that the Mavic is portable and because of that he can fly it on the spur of the moment.
     
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    Oh, I forgot that little bit - yes he's an idiot at the University as well.
    Flying indoors in that proximity to people's faces and then showing off that the obstacle avoidance prevented crashing into someone proves he's a sandwich short of a picnic.
    I wonder if the Universities insurers would be happy to pay out for facial reconstruction surgery if things went wrong?
     
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    Saw another vlogging reviewer in China (JaYoe Nation) flying the Mavic in a city centre. Don't know what the rules are in China, though.
     
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