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Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:29 pm
by Card Shark

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:49 pm
by Gumb
Last time I was out sailing (keel boat) we got buzzed by one of those things. very cool.

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:33 pm
by urbangriller
Cool,

Management said "Will it do the washing?"

Chris

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:56 pm
by chrisg
:)

Nooo, but it can drop it off at the launderette for her Chris :)

They are very cool but just how they share airspace is becoming a serious concern.

Year before last I was right seat on a check ride in the Rio jet and something like that was very close to us on short finals - the command pilot was not at all impressed although it would have been eaten alive anyway.

Between them and idiots with lasers being in the circuit is getting to be an increasingly uncomfortable place for pilots in general.

Should explain - I'm a one-time pretty high time pilot, don't fly anywhere near as much any more but I do sympathise with the stuff going on to add to the workload of those that do.

In general I'm not a fan of yet more legislation but drones do seem to need some.

Cheers

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:35 pm
by beaver
Love multicopters and planes.
Here are a few of mine
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There are already laws in place to prevent that Chris.

No fly within 4km of airport and a 400m (or foot) ceiling.
Line of sight flying only and use a spotter

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:55 pm
by yakabot
urbangriller wrote:Cool,

Management said "Will it do the washing?"

Chris
If it hovers over the washing line, the downdraft will help dry the clothes, and keep birds away.
(For the record, I don't like them. One was hovering over my house. If the neighbor was hanging over the fence, I can hit him. But one of these can just stay out of reach recording)

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:11 pm
by chrisg
:)

I know Beaver, not sure if they were in place when the incident occurred but active pilot mates of mine say they are not being very rigorously policed or observed, a constant grumble.

From what I hear Police and Emergency services have been evaluating them over here, with test flights from Jandacot airport :) Can't confirm that, used to have the airport just over my back fence but moved last year.

Cheers

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:33 pm
by beachbums
yakabot wrote:
urbangriller wrote:Cool,

Management said "Will it do the washing?"

Chris
If it hovers over the washing line, the downdraft will help dry the clothes, and keep birds away.
(For the record, I don't like them. One was hovering over my house. If the neighbor was hanging over the fence, I can hit him. But one of these can just stay out of reach recording)


Maybe get a good shanghai? :D

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:13 pm
by urbangriller
+1 that!

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:00 pm
by rotten
I have a thing or two in the cabinet to stop one if need be :roll:

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:35 am
by urbangriller
Just got sent this from Kickstarter, the project is funded, so it's aboyt 12 months away from the shops!



I want one!

Chris

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:42 pm
by Card Shark
Very cool. Next Christmas wifey...

See they're filming the Sydney fireworks with drones tonight. Looking forward to that!

Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:08 pm
by Nath
Card Shark wrote:Very cool. Next Christmas wifey...

See they're filming the Sydney fireworks with drones tonight. Looking forward to that!
I have seen some footage before of fireworks filmed with drones, with the drones flying through the fireworks.
It's insanely awesome


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Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:37 pm
by Narmnaleg
urbangriller wrote:Just got sent this from Kickstarter, the project is funded, so it's aboyt 12 months away from the shops!
I went onto Kickstarter to have a look and despite proudly resisting the Zano temptation I still ended up dropping $100. That site is to me what the Sirens were for Ulysses.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/el ... f=category

Re: Something for the wife for christmas

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:20 pm
by urbangriller
Wooo pretty Cards!

Chris