I crashed my drone and this guy's comparing me to a murderous bank robber. I live in an urban environment. The closest open space is the ocean. I fly over it regularly but it's not exactly comforting to know that if anything goes wrong, my drone is gone for good. The FAA regulations are quite vague and loose, and enforcement is also very sporadic and inconsistent.I watched a news story about some guys who robbed a bank, killed three people doing it...Maybe you ought to call the police and tell them other people do it and you do **** you see others do.
I'm really trying, here.
GO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND DROP the "I can do whatever the **** I want to attitude in MY favorite hobby. Don't **** it up for us, who act responsibly.
Kind of how I see it. The rules are not that hard to follow. And they make perfect sense to me. I am pretty sure it is up to the individual whether to follow the guidelines or not. I dont think it is up to other toy owners to make everybody interpret things the same way they do.. Of course, some of the use of fuzzy logic may find your drone thrown into an ocean or something, BUT that is the price you pay for loose interpretations of right and wrong.Man, it seems like every time something/someone flies in an unsafe manner the thread always comes back to the FAA rules/guidelines/laws. There no need to cite a FAA guideline in these instances, common sense should prevail here. Kinda like driving 100mph past a children's playground.
Is it your feelings that "rule" equals "law" ? (kind of how I feel)
What is the difference in breaking a rule and breaking a law?
I cant seem to understand how that works, a lot of the armchair attorneys here say they are not the same thing.
Man, it seems like every time something/someone flies in an unsafe manner the thread always comes back to the FAA rules/guidelines/laws. There no need to cite a FAA guideline in these instances, common sense should prevail here. Kinda like driving 100mph past a children's playground.
We could add another "twist" to this discussion...why allow the manufacturer to sell/distribute a product that has the potential to be a risk to the general public.Exactly. But if "common sense" was actually common there would be no need for the rules. And, I respectfully disagree with you Anthony, there are (obviously) a fair number of people out there who have no common sense, did not bother to read the rules and spent no time figuring out that "yeah, flying at night over cities and moving trains, and ships, and highways is pretty stupid." Those people need to be referred back to some kind of font of common sense, which, amazingly, in this case, is the federal government.
Did you have insurance? I have insurance on mine from State Farm $37 a year good price.Flew 3.7 miles out over the port of Tacoma with a strong tailwind in sport mode. Began return flight with 71% battery and was only making around 25mph against the strong headwind. I knew I wouldn't make it back so I was trying to get to a bridge that was not on private property so I could land safely and go retrieve my drone.
About 250ft from my intended landing spot, and with 10% battery remaining, Mavic disengaged my goggles gimbal control and began to autoland. I clicked on the cancel button on the app (log shows cancel failed). I then went back into the goggles and reengaged the gimbal control.
I looked down as the goggle gimbal controller reengaged and was a few feet away from descending into a power line. I floored the controller up and forward and began moving forward but not up.
Narrowly missing another set of power lines, I approached my intended landing spot with 5% battery remaining. Thought I was going to make it when out of nowhere I clipped a set of power lines and the drone fell 20ft to it's death.
I immediately got in the car and retrieved the downed drone. Rear motor is broken off. Gimbal is hanging by it's wire. Rear body shell is cracked. Totaled?
I've had this Mavic 3 weeks and flown it at every opportunity. I'm tempted to just go buy another one but I have a feeling it won't be my last. Especially considering how much of a rush it is to take risks when flying.
Thoughts? Pretty sure this one is not worth fixing.
when i read posts like this i think of an accident looking for a place to happen,,,its good law abiding people that will pay the price when it does happenYYeah, I'm wondering where all of the scolding is coming from. I took a risk and paid. No biggie. But as far as rules and regs, I am not aware of any other than registering with the FAA and not flying near airports