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09-20-2013 08:03 PM  5 years agoPost 1
acbruno

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I have been flying a Trex 700E for over three years exclusively used for AP. It has worked very well and I currently am using it to this day. I get many onlookers and people with questions many times when I’m taking pictures. They usually just want to watch it take off and land and like to tell me about their $20 rc copter they got for their kids at a department store. A very attractive lady just last week was jogging by when I was doing some construction progress shots and said ‘That’s a nice helicopter’. Lately I have been working on a Hex copter to use instead of the heli. I have been doing some test flights in my neighborhood and found the public perception of the multi-rotors is not very good. I got comments like ‘Where did you get that drone?’, ‘what are you doing with that thing?’, and ‘who are you spying on?’. Based on my recent experiences, I really think I’m going to stick with the helicopter especially when I’m flying in the public eye. Any thoughts on this?

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09-20-2013 09:54 PM  5 years agoPost 2
bigwolf1

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That's very interesting that just the thought of a multi automatically classifies it as a drone. And an AP heli is just that an AP ship, not a drone.

I guess they overlook the camera attached to the nose of the heli. And don't realize its a drone too, most of the public has only seen what the Media is spewing out. Which are multirotor drones(Bad spy bots). Not the fact that the military has all kinds of drones from planes,helis,and multirotors now.

I do like my hex for doing AP much more compact and stable with a good working GPS.

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09-20-2013 10:11 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Rafael23cc

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Last month a couple of guys and I did a static display at an airport for the airport's open house. We only had airplanes and helicopters. There were several people that started the conversation asking about my drones. NONE of my helicopters or airplanes have cameras attached. We did NOT have any milticopters for display. They just called them drones for some reason. I may have come across as a a-#ole but I corrected them mentioning that drone implied some kind of automated flight capability. These were line-of-sight direct control aircraft.

The un-informed public are going to call them whatever they want. Don't get me started with the "black rifles". That's another sore subject.

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09-20-2013 10:40 PM  5 years agoPost 4
helitrue

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Maybe is a good idea to have a posted sign that indicate the purpose of your flights that way when people approach and read the won't speculate about that are you doing?
When you let people wonder they never have good thoughs... humans lol

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09-21-2013 03:36 PM  5 years agoPost 5
lowandslow

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The reason why they are calling them drones is because we have some people in this industry and others teaching people that they are drones. Just like how some think their $50 slow stick with a camera is a UAV. It's just an R/C airplane with a camera.

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09-22-2013 07:06 PM  5 years agoPost 6
ErichF

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Amen, Brothers...

Speaking of signage...I am thinking of getting one of those A-Frame "Wet Floor" type signs, put "Aerial Photography Equipment in Use" on it, or "Low-Flying Aircraft". Wear a reflective green vest and a hard hat so I look "official" :-) The public is stoopid.

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09-22-2013 09:57 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Mike Fortin

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I slap an FBI sticker on the sides of my all black truck and dress in all black when I go on shoots.

Nobody bothers me.

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09-22-2013 10:11 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Eco8gator

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You can get into serious trouble impersonating a govt official if your being serious....

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09-23-2013 01:07 AM  5 years agoPost 9
Mike Fortin

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Had a nosey neighbor call the cops on me when I was out on a shoot last week for a real estate company. Said I was spying on people in their windows.

2 Sheriffs responded, had a great conversation with them and they each wanted one.

They told the neighbor to relax.

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10-13-2013 11:26 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Dakine

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You can get into serious trouble impersonating a govt official if your being serious....
It is not illegal to drive a black truck.

It is not illegal to dress in all black.

Mike works for the FBI (Fashion Business Inc.)

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10-15-2013 04:10 PM  5 years agoPost 11
patrickegan

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The FAA classifies them as UAS when the intended use is commercial.

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10-15-2013 04:22 PM  5 years agoPost 12
R Hudson

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It is not illegal to drive a black truck.
It is not illegal to dress in all black.
Mike works for the FBI (Fashion Business Inc.)
Awesome

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10-15-2013 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 13
Dr. Fibinotchi

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hmm
+1

Amen, Brothers...
Speaking of signage...I am thinking of getting one of those A-Frame "Wet Floor" type signs, put "Aerial Photography Equipment in Use" on it, or "Low-Flying Aircraft". Wear a reflective green vest and a hard hat so I look "official" :-) The public is stoopid.

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