Welcome Mavic Pilot!
Jump in and join our free DJI Mavic community today!
Sign up

Did somebody say, "idiot?? '

WithTheBirds

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2018
Messages
934
Reaction score
523
i can not say for maned aircraft pilots, but in trucking. it has always been 12 hrs. frome drunk to drive.
99% of bodys out there can work booze out in that amount of time. but then there is still the 0.04 rule. 0.08 with no time, for everybody else on the roads.

i rairly drink and only in places where i know there is no driving. or much of anything else.

but yes it looks like the poster is a troll. if not then the faa should go after him. he did voluntary confess to a crime on a public fourm.
as well as all the videos of peps comiting faa rule violation type crimes
I think it might be you doing the trolling.

The OP is well know here’- there has been no confession made. Simple tongue in cheek comment.

He knows the rules.

You need a big chill pill and or a sense of humour.
 

crystal-pete

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
645
Reaction score
467
Loc
Brisbane, Australia
Some threads like this one are always going to be contentious - it's simply about the subject matter. It's like that other thread (closed now) where the O.P. reported his experience involving Park Rangers.

The whole thing quickly became a festival of bickering about what he should or should not have done or why the cop did what he did etc. We rarely see Troll-like behaviour on threads about ND filters or Battery performance because there is nothing that could be considered to be contentious in the topic.

Welcome to the Electric Internet - it will always be like the wild west.
 

Duke846

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2018
Messages
72
Reaction score
25
Age
45
Loc
Nebraska
Well I think everyone is safe! Pretty sure the faa is probably not getting paid right now or working.
 
  • Like
Reactions: crystal-pete

BD0G

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
3,421
Reaction score
3,051
Age
54
Loc
Near Lake Tahoe NV
Note to self: I need to fly with @OJsakila . Sound like he knows how to have fun. :)

I have considered flying the Mavic after throwing back a few , but thank goodness I get sidetracked easily and that has given me time to consider what could go wrong. I have ridden my electric skateboard at 22 MPH after imbibing. It was a blast and I have great balance so that helped matters.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JDawg

DanMan32

Well-Known Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
Sep 1, 2018
Messages
2,195
Reaction score
682
Age
53
Some threads like this one are always going to be contentious - it's simply about the subject matter. It's like that other thread (closed now) where the O.P. reported his experience involving Park Rangers.

The whole thing quickly became a festival of bickering about what he should or should not have done or why the cop did what he did etc. We rarely see Troll-like behaviour on threads about ND filters or Battery performance because there is nothing that could be considered to be contentious in the topic.

Welcome to the Electric Internet - it will always be like the wild west.
Well, discussions about battery performance or care can get tense.
 

Cymruflyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
1,095
Reaction score
875
Loc
N. Ohio
Same thing could have happened without climbing in the roof....

Your Mavic should be fine- they are tough. I deliberately ditched mine into a tree to avoid a pair of relentless magpies attacking it- flying up and away was getting ridiculous after evading them and trying to sneak back 5 or 6 times in a row. Replaced props and all good.

I think someone needs to 3D print a stubby holder for the remote. You can get distracted when you have to reach for your beer...
Wear the hard hard that has those two holders, one each side, for your beers with the long flexible straws coming from each side. It's safe because it is Hands Free, right???
 

Cymruflyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
1,095
Reaction score
875
Loc
N. Ohio
i can not say for maned aircraft pilots, but in trucking. it has always been 12 hrs. frome drunk to drive.
99% of bodys out there can work booze out in that amount of time. but then there is still the 0.04 rule. 0.08 with no time, for everybody else on the roads.

i rairly drink and only in places where i know there is no driving. or much of anything else.

but yes it looks like the poster is a troll. if not then the faa should go after him. he did voluntary confess to a crime on a public fourm.
as well as all the videos of peps comiting faa rule violation type crimes
Ummm, have you never seen a fun post, poking fun at ones self??? Take it easy and take this as intended and just call him an idiot!
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: sdold and OJsakila

Cymruflyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
1,095
Reaction score
875
Loc
N. Ohio
By the way, as a multi thousand hour old pilot, it is 8 hours Bottle to Throttle at least always was, not 12 or 24 hours (truck driving may have different rules), though those amounts are always better than just 8 in my opinion. Correct me please if this has actually officially changed.
 
Last edited:

flyoway

Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2018
Messages
14
Reaction score
7
Like a fool yesterday, I had a belly full of beer and then decided to climb a ladder onto the roof (uh oh) and then attempted to fly my MP in the neighborhood.
I didn't get 20 feet before I got all tangled up in a pear tree's leafless branches that I couldn't see because it was at sunset...
It fell to the ground... About 15 feet up onto some (thankfully) plush grass...
It had a broken prop. I replaced all 4, of course. Visually everything looked great and this morning at work I tried to fly it at 5 am and it seemed fine... I got a "not enough light" warning but that's to be expected.
I'll fly it this afternoon but I'm hoping everything is good. I've definitely learned my lesson.
I was flying in my culdesac on sports mode this morning and I nailed the neighbor hedge. Not to bright.
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
65,946
Messages
766,309
Members
93,101
Latest member
Cobra28409