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01-22-2010 09:08 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Griffo

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Anyone see this story? Sounds like this guy was a little too eager.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/s...86908-21986923/

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01-22-2010 11:15 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Jaymac26

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Wow

Jason McKay

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01-22-2010 11:52 PM  8 years agoPost 3
gian

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Bummer. I went about getting into this hobby quite differently than most seem to have. I read everything I could on the subject for months (over a year without buying a heli) and continue to review and read more information/theory/manuals this day. I can't imagine not being 'experienced' enough before taking up a 20k quid new toy. This may end up being a $32,000 mistake!

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01-23-2010 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 4
T-rexn8

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WOW!

Xxtreme 800, TDR, 700E DFC, Mini Protos, T-450 DFC, Blade 130x, mcpx, nano

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01-23-2010 12:22 AM  8 years agoPost 5
T-rexn8

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For reference:

Xxtreme 800, TDR, 700E DFC, Mini Protos, T-450 DFC, Blade 130x, mcpx, nano

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01-23-2010 02:18 AM  8 years agoPost 6
andrei

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Clovis,NM-USA

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Learning the hard way that no matter how sophisticsted and proven an AP platform may be, it's not 100% foul proof and being able to manually control it comes in handy.

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01-23-2010 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 7
philip 01

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it is worthless without the controller
not exactly.

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01-23-2010 04:24 AM  8 years agoPost 8
balsapro

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Ha Ha serves him right

I'm still looking for a UAV were no experience is necessary

Build the Best, Fly the Best, Crash the Best

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01-23-2010 04:26 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Horacio

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A fool and his money are lucky to get together.

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01-23-2010 07:44 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Stet

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This is why I tell people asking about autopilots and getting into RC photography that they need to find out if they want to, or can, fly regular helis first.

Whenever someone wants to use a gyzmo to make up for a lack of flying ability, alarms go off with me. I tell them they will waste their money and I will not set it up for them.

Though this is a quad and not a regular helicopter, many of the heli flying concepts are indeed applicable.

It didn't synch to the satellite - classic!

keepin' it real

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01-23-2010 10:10 PM  8 years agoPost 11
cmartin

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I agree lol serves him right to buy a POS OVERPRICED TOY in the first place.

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01-23-2010 10:32 PM  8 years agoPost 12
GyroFreak

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It was declassified last year but is used in the US by emergency services to take aerial photos of accident and crime scenes.
Declassified ???

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-24-2010 04:11 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Smithprod

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Draganfly was once used as a spy gadget in war zones by the US military and can reach heights of almost five miles - far more than a full-sized helicopter.
What?? 25,000 feet??

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01-24-2010 05:32 PM  8 years agoPost 14
DKTek

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[img]http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=38299&g2_serialNumber=1[/img]

I paid only $3G for my MK Okto that carries my 5D MK2.

Is that thing really $32,000 ? Sukker...

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

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