I'm wondering this myself. I'm wondering almost if its fake only because I haven't found any news outlet reporting on this. But the shadows and everything seem to be accurate. but you'd think if it was a mavic or something it would have been pushed around.What's odd about that footage and the analysis was no mention of wake turbulence. You could argue that the drone wouldn't get sucked through the rotors, but the turbulence created by a close pass at speed would have jostled the craft and camera a bit, particularly considering they believe the pass to have occurred at 3 meters. Seemed pretty rock steady. Could be meaningless but interesting nonetheless.
I work at WSVN in Miami and this looks like our competitions (ch.s 4&10) helicopter. I will ask our pilot if there was any mention of this. Both our helicopter and theirs share the same hanger. The coloring looks right. Ours is blue and red. They have changed helicopters in the last few years and the old one was blue also. I will post my findings in a few days.
Pitchforks and torches to the ready, rally the lynch mob, incite the docile masses to tear him down, destroy everything he has.....God bless SRJ_Mavic_PRO, God bless the internet
The drone has no airspace - US law requires that UAVs must yield to manned aircraft at all times:Why does the drone pilot need to be fried? If he was below 400' and within Los... Is it possible the helicopter was flying in the drones airspace rather than the other way around?
Makes no difference, the drone operator is 100% responsible for maintaining separation from unmanned at *all* times.Why does the drone pilot need to be fried? If he was below 400' and within Los... Is it possible the helicopter was flying in the drones airspace rather than the other way around?
That's the problem relying on FPV. Firstly, you can't hear via FPV. Secondly, you are generally not continually spinning the aircraft to scan the sky. Thirdly, the field of view is so wide-angle that you are likely to get only a couple of seconds warning even if the camera is pointing in the right direction. If he really had been within VLOS, which is only a few hundred feet for a Mavic, then he would have seen and heard the helicopter coming from his location with much more time to take evasive action.I’m not ready to fry the drone pilot. Let’s assume he was below 400’, within vlos, and not in controlled airspace....
There is only a few seconds from when the helicopter is visible as a tiny speck in the distance until it’s right under the drone.
As a drone pilot, what would you do different? Had he descended there likely would have been a collision.
From my experience, if the wind is blowing it can be difficult to hear a helicopter before it’s right on top of you.
It’s difficult to imagine that the tiny speck in the distance would be at almost your exact altitude and heading straight for you.
Legally he's fried. Its his responsibility.I’m not ready to fry the drone pilot. Let’s assume he was below 400’, within vlos, and not in controlled airspace.....
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