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06-29-2014 02:03 AM  3 years agoPost 1
rpat

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Some buffoon with a quad ,"drone" flew it over the pirates game yesterday inside the stadium from outside the stadium. Need I say more?

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06-29-2014 04:16 PM  3 years agoPost 2
Rudy

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And this is why the FAA is enforcing rules that have been in place.

Rudy Ackerman Houston TX/Bend OR

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06-30-2014 04:13 AM  3 years agoPost 3
Bouchah

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if it got close enough they should have pulled out the mechanical pitcher and shot that sucker down.

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07-03-2014 02:10 PM  3 years agoPost 4
Simmer

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I would hope that this guy does not have an ama membership, otherwise I don't think he would have done such a stupid thing.

Really. the cost is not a huge deal if its your hobby. A fishing license is required to fish, yet some don't buy one. Same for the AMA. But those folks cant fly at an AMA field. So they don't know the rules and specifics of why we shouldn't bring negative attention to our hobby/sport.

As one poster mentioned in another thread, The plug and play and the electronics of today make it easy for anyone with the desire to just go fly, with limited knowledge of the hobby.

Maybe these drones should come marked clearly about where you can and cant fly. We think its an obvious thing, but perhaps the broader public has no idea and does not care.

The whole quad thing is becoming a detriment to our hobby, I'm sorry to say.

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07-03-2014 02:26 PM  3 years agoPost 5
Tyler

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These self flying drones should have achievement levels like video games that require the pilot to fly designated numbers of flights without system aids to ensure that the pilot can indeed fly the model. Perhaps 250 complete battery packs would divert these ADD instant thrill seekers As they progress and invest time, each advancing technological tool is unlocked. Some buffoons will order a $1,500 model, strap on a $300 camera and proceed to stuff it promptly. Fools successfully removed from the modeling gene pool. Today, anyone can, tongue in check, fly these camera ships without hard earned lessons and flying skills.

Certainly there are countless flaws in this concept. Just saying.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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07-03-2014 02:27 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Pistol Pete

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Food for thought....
Given that it seems that any electronic devices these days are traceable, there should be a means to trace back to the originating IP where not only it was purchased from but also registered and or updated software. Feasable.

I've read of "team practice" spying as well.

Frequency jamming coming to a stadium near you.

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07-03-2014 02:31 PM  3 years agoPost 7
Heli_Splatter

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Do it Quick
One idiot, doing an idiotic thing should not damn an entire industry. Find the guy, file reckless endangerment charges on him and make an example out of him.

The sooner the better.

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07-03-2014 02:42 PM  3 years agoPost 8
Simmer

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Im afraid its not one idiot but many of them, and its increasing in numbers and frequency of incidents.

Help us all if one airliner is brought down by this type of incident.

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07-03-2014 02:44 PM  3 years agoPost 9
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and apparently they had the guy and let him walk with a simple warning. I think they should have confiscated the quad. He was not breaking any laws they said, but I would say there is a certain space above your house or stadium that is yours to prohibit what you will.

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07-03-2014 02:45 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Tyler

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Hard to find a guy hiding outside the stadium out of view. He doesn't need to see the model and can hide behind his goggles and anything else he wants. It's not like he is walking around in a where is Waldo hat and striped shirt when flying fpv. He could be far away.

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07-03-2014 02:55 PM  3 years agoPost 11
Simmer

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Oh they found him alright. See him in the video below.

Watch at YouTube

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07-03-2014 05:48 PM  3 years agoPost 12
rpat

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The only thing that I can say about it is he wasn't flying FPV, and I would say that he is not an AMA member ,BUT of he is the AMA should revoke his license.

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