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10-31-2013 01:50 AM  5 years agoPost 21
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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+1

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10-31-2013 03:58 AM  5 years agoPost 22
chaveezy

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Bob needs to work on his personality but other than that, bravo!

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10-31-2013 04:17 AM  5 years agoPost 23
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lol

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10-31-2013 04:33 AM  5 years agoPost 24
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Something to consider is that the AMA is still an airplane advocate. just read any issue of M/A. Great to see new ideas though

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10-31-2013 11:55 AM  5 years agoPost 25
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Yeah really, ony about 1 or 2 pages I ever even look at in that rag.
No offense to the plankers, I just don't get anything from it.

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10-31-2013 12:12 PM  5 years agoPost 26
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I am flying my quad with my cell phone. My daughter bought me one for my birthday from a Verizon store. It is called the Parrott.

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10-31-2013 02:21 PM  5 years agoPost 27
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Good job Bob! You got my vote, nice to here you fly multirotor! Keep up the good work at AMA!

Kenneth.... Fly Safe!

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10-31-2013 04:33 PM  5 years agoPost 28
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Something to consider is that the AMA is still an airplane advocate.
Perhaps because the vast majority of their clientele fly airplanes.

I just don't understand any negativity towards the AMA. They have done nothing but good for us for a long time. They are the only voice we have to the FAA, FCC, and government in general.
FYI, Video is out of focus.
Yes, it seems to be focused on the big AMA plaque on the wall.

- John

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10-31-2013 05:00 PM  5 years agoPost 29
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I just don't understand any negativity towards the AMA. They have done nothing but good for us for a long time. They are the only voice we have to the FAA, FCC, and government in general.
+1.

  

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10-31-2013 05:27 PM  5 years agoPost 30
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I agree, the AMA has been the "voice" of us modelers to the government and have fought hard for us to be able to keep flying as we wish.

I hope that this also makes it's way to the FAA because for a long time the AMA seemed to shun the multi-rotors and FPV and hence the FAA picked up on that.

Now, with all "safely" under the AMA umbrella hopefully the FAA will take notice and stop trying to bully the multi-rotor community.

But that camera is still focused on the background and not on Bob's head.

AMA just needs a new camera guy!

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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10-31-2013 06:16 PM  5 years agoPost 31
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Now, with all "safely" under the AMA umbrella hopefully the FAA will take notice and stop trying to bully the multi-rotor community.
It's very important to understand the AMA represents its members, not the entire multi-rotor/FPV community (e.g., those multi-rotor/FPV enthusiasts who are not AMA members).

This is what the FAA is concerned about happening, and they have every right to be concerned. It goes against many, if not all, of the AMA's FPV guidelines.

Watch at YouTube

  

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10-31-2013 06:25 PM  5 years agoPost 32
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I just don't see any negativity about the AMA in any post.

Just references to the facts!

Chet

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10-31-2013 07:39 PM  5 years agoPost 33
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This is what the FAA is concerned about happening,
I don't see anything wrong with that video, there isn't a single safety concern there IMHO.

Besides that, THAT IS the future of where this is going. Agriculture is projected to be the biggest use of these systems so I am glad to see a video like that.

Flying a 3lb wing isn't going to hurt or destroy anything.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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10-31-2013 08:37 PM  5 years agoPost 34
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I don't see anything wrong with that video, there isn't a single safety concern there IMHO.
Besides that, THAT IS the future of where this is going. Agriculture is projected to be the biggest use of these systems so I am glad to see a video like that.
Flying a 3lb wing isn't going to hurt or destroy anything.
Apart from a possible violation of a restricted airspace (say, if there was a TFR around the ship at the time), I agree.

Long range FPV, in particular, is where FPV is really stretching the boundaries and there's lots of technological development, etc. that'll really be good for FPV in the long run. I hope there appears a way for this type of flying to be both legal and acceptable and not cause scrambling of F22's .

Though I wouldn't be opposed to some basic training standards if you plan to do long-range FPV, such as airspace, the basics of a flight plan and so forth. Just so you really don't bust a TFR and potentially cause a problem or something like that.

So I'm with Mike for the most part, very cool vid!

LS

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10-31-2013 10:17 PM  5 years agoPost 35
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WOW, I don't see a problem with that video either. Not over anyone's head, he stays away from both the ship and the drill rig. The beach landing/launching areas appears to be empty. He has OSD and is watching time and distance. He has 360 degree view. His signal is unobstructed by terrain by flying over water. Most of the flight is being flown by an electronic flight system to keep wings level and hold heading.

He does have a problem with other aircraft traffic. He is near a helipad and could have traffic at any time. Other heli traffic is very unlikely to see him. He is likely above 400' altitude but this is not the US, so other rules may exist.

It is a small foam aircraft so it could do damage if it hit either helicopter rotor or a small plane. We don't know the local flight pattern or location of airports. It is likely the FPV pilot could hear an approaching helicopter.

So, of all the FPV videos that I have watched, there are some issues that need to be addressed. He might be able to announce his presence periodically using aircraft frequencies on a hand held radio. He might employ a strobe on the plane and he could do more scanning for aircraft with the on-board camera.

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10-31-2013 10:58 PM  5 years agoPost 36
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it's impossible to maintain their orientation, especially hexacopters.
Here is how I maintain visual orientation. Although this picture shows two sticks with foam markers, I now use a single long (about 2 feet)stick with bright red caution tape (about 6 inches so it futters nicely) and it doesn't seem to affect flight performance.
I fly like the stick is the tail of my regular helicopters.

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

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10-31-2013 11:57 PM  5 years agoPost 37
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I don't see anything wrong with that video, there isn't a single safety concern there IMHO.
Therein lies the problem.

1) If full-size rotor-craft were in the area they could not be seen from the limited field of view of that on-board camera.

2) What if 200 other FPVers were in the same spot at the same time and wanted to do the exact same thing? Who has the right of way?

3) If there were a TFR in place would Joe FPVer even know where/how to check?

  

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11-01-2013 12:36 AM  5 years agoPost 38
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Good points, there are areas not located to active airports or helipads that would make better FPV sites. Everyone loves the beach and wants to see it, but with people around, it is not really FPV friendly AT TIMES. Other times it is desolate, and would be great area to fly.

It is so hard to see other General Aviation aircraft, to see a foamy would be nearly impossible. Manned aircraft have to be first in line for airspace.

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11-01-2013 12:39 AM  5 years agoPost 39
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11-01-2013 01:18 AM  5 years agoPost 40
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How's this for a close call? Definitely FPV for the guy filming. Problems do present themselves even in the middle of nowhere.

Watch at YouTube

  

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