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Recent content by Weaponized

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    New FAA regulation

    Just print it on the side with a sharpie. I marked my hull with side numbers last year and they still haven't come off. If you want to remove it just use alcohol. Oh my god the inconvenience of it.
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    Density Altitude and Flight Times

    I would think the difference would be marginal. If you were 2 of you average flight time between a bird flown at sea level in one let's say flown in Denver I doubt you'd see more than a minute or 2 of difference in battery life.
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    Density Altitude and Flight Times

    Yes. Point being...its out of your control given the altitudes a drone operates at. With the exception of seasonable environmental changes, drones operate in very narrow environmental range. An aircraft can take off in 90 degree heat, and climb to -20 degrees at FL300
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    Density Altitude and Flight Times

    DA has more of an effect on fuel burning engines. More dense equals more power available but also more drag. The way its presented in 107 materials is misleading in that I believe it states that an decrease in DA (higher pressure) decreases performance. What they fail to differentiate is...
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    Newark airport shut down in US due to drone sightings

    There are a couple of large spinning steel grenades on the wings in addition to massive steel gear struts tucked within them, but I'd tend to agree with the caviat...I don't exactly know and I doubt its been tested in such a scenario. I also wouldn't rule it out. I know I get compass errors...
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    Newark airport shut down in US due to drone sightings

    I'm not buying the 30' distance report at all. This encounter was not planned nor performed by 2 craft working in harmony. If accurate, It was a chance encounter and would have been a matter of dumb luck for the drone to recover, not only from the turbulence, but from the large metal object...
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    Newark airport shut down in US due to drone sightings

    Not true. The vortex created can extend outwards some distance from the wings. We would purposely offset our track and could still feel it. There's a difference between demonstration flight of small aircraft, doing it on purpose, and what's created by large aircraft. I've been to many airshows...
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    Newark airport shut down in US due to drone sightings

    According to a NBC news report... One pilot told air traffic control that the object in the skies "definitely looks like a drone," and it came "about 30 feet away from the right wing." I've been on approach behind another aircraft, in a platform used to fly through hurricanes and I can tell...
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    Newark airport shut down in US due to drone sightings

    Its New Jersey. We shouldn't rule out Corey Booker riding a broom.
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    Does Pro really mean "PRO" on the Mavic

    I'd wager 10 years from now that a 45 pound drone willl be considered a dinosaur unless something of that size is needed to carry cargo. Everything is getting smaller including cameras. We're already seeing this on a pretty large scale.
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    Does Pro really mean "PRO" on the Mavic

    He clearly lives in a bubble where the term "pro" applies only to those using drones for what amounts to art, entertainment, and media. I have a MPP flown professionally as an inspection bird and it's phenomenal in that role, particularly in tight spaces and around obstacles. That thing of...
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    New from St. Augustine, Florida

    Yup...definitely know you. I'll shoot you an email as I like to limit identity exposure in the forums for security reasons. At least you'll have some local knowledge at your disposal. I know your broker SD quite well. You and I spoke briefly at the last clay charity match.
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    New from St. Augustine, Florida

    I think I know you.
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    Prop Guards

    I use them on an inspection bird as I fly in tight places and around obstacles. When you turn on the prop cage feature in the go4 app it will change its flight characteristics and make it handle more sluggishly (for lack of a better description), not in a bad way though. Its slightly slower and...
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    Excessive Compass Calibration

    Not on mine. I can get rid of them without a cal