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08-21-2014 06:05 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Simmer

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08-21-2014 06:13 PM  3 years agoPost 2
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then flitted from apartment to apartment for an hour in Galway’s Crosstown neighbourhood near Rogers Arena before disappearing.
"for an hour" ?. I sure would like to know what quad or multirotor can go for an hour.

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

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08-21-2014 07:14 PM  3 years agoPost 3
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I'm not on facebook and don't care to be. But, someone that is needs to comment on the story, pointing out that the type of UAV described will not fly for that length of time. And, that most of us who do fly them agree that any idiot who is flying them in this kind of situation needs to have his toy batted out of the air and destroyed! I would have attempted to knock it down if it came that close to me....

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08-21-2014 07:20 PM  3 years agoPost 4
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well the story indicated the guy left his balcony and about 40 minutes later it was back up. My guess he was on a second or third battery. Not 40 minute flights

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08-21-2014 08:39 PM  3 years agoPost 5
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Yes, but the story makes it sound like they can fly for an hour or more.
hovered about five feet away from the patio for a minute, then flitted from apartment to apartment for an hour in
People need to understand that this just isn't possible.

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08-22-2014 05:09 AM  3 years agoPost 6
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This is a photo taken by the person who filed the complaint - You can see the quad in the middle of the photo.

What the pilot of the quad was doing is clearly inappropriate by peeking into the windows, but how easy is it for a person to use a telescope and start looking into the windows from across the street??

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08-22-2014 04:05 PM  3 years agoPost 7
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Please stop agreeing with the press and labelling our machines "drones". Please stop doing that. You're not helping, you're only hurting.

These are "drones":

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/new...es222626-1.html

Phantoms are not.

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08-22-2014 04:38 PM  3 years agoPost 8
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Those phantoms are small quads. Looking at that picture and the distance of the building, maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think that phantom is near those windows IMO. But then again, he should not be there at all.

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08-22-2014 05:07 PM  3 years agoPost 9
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4 bladed helicopter
heli rotor blades are different than propellers used on multi-props aka drone

http://www.rc-drones.com/

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/

http://rc-drone.com/

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08-22-2014 10:26 PM  3 years agoPost 10
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heli rotor blades are different than propellers used on multi-props aka drone

http://www.rc-drones.com/

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/

http://rc-drone.com/
Since it is on the internet, it must be true!

IMHO, this was NOT a DRONE. My understanding of a drone is an autonomous vehicle that is programmed to preform a mission and return to base on its own, not be flown by RC Controller within the line of site of the operator.

Also, the word drone has become related to war and death. We don't need that connotation connected to our hobby.

Later;

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08-22-2014 10:38 PM  3 years agoPost 11
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connected to our hobby.
b. (loosely) any unmanned aircraft or ship that is guided remotely:
"a radio-controlled drone."

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/drone

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08-22-2014 11:26 PM  3 years agoPost 12
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doh drone
Since it is on the internet, it must be true!
duh

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/fa...new-drone-rules

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08-23-2014 01:30 AM  3 years agoPost 13
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b. (loosely) any unmanned aircraft or ship that is guided remotely:
"a radio-controlled drone."
The key word there is 'loosely'. Why didn't you quote the second definition?
an unmanned aircraft or ship that can navigate autonomously, without human control or beyond line of sight:
the GPS of a U.S. spy drone.
Or the first:
the male of the honeybee and other bees, stingless and making no honey.
Using more internet links to prove your point is, well, pointless.

I choose to attempt to raise the public view of our hobby, not tear it down.

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08-23-2014 01:36 AM  3 years agoPost 14
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heli rotor blades are different than propellers used on multi-props aka drone
any of a class of heavier-than-air craft that are lifted and sustained in the air horizontally by rotating wings or blades turning on vertical axes through power supplied by an engine.
[url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/helicopter?s=t]

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08-23-2014 01:44 AM  3 years agoPost 15
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r/c drone
point is
blade [rotary-wing] vs. propeller [air-screw]

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08-23-2014 01:49 AM  3 years agoPost 16
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IMHO, this was NOT a DRONE. My understanding of a drone is an autonomous vehicle
just a personal opinion
pointless

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08-23-2014 02:21 AM  3 years agoPost 17
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IMHO, this was NOT a DRONE. My understanding of a drone is an autonomous vehicle that is programmed to preform a mission and return to base on its own, not be flown by RC Controller within the line of site of the operator.
not even your own words
My understanding of a drone is an autonomous vehicle that is programmed to preform a mission and return to base on its own, not be flown by RC Controller within the line of site of the operator.
https://rc.runryder.com/t771106p1/

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08-23-2014 04:06 PM  3 years agoPost 18
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not even your own words
So sue me for agreeing with someone. I'll keep using those words as long as I think they're true.
blade [rotary-wing] vs. propeller [air-screw]
Semantics. Most propellers have 2 'blades'. Some have 3 or 4 'blades'
Blade: 'the arm of a propeller or other similar rotary mechanism, as an electric fan or turbine. '
[url=http://http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/blade]

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08-23-2014 06:24 PM  3 years agoPost 19
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Semantics.
"4 bladed helicopter" ain't 4 bladed propeller
"Drone in Crosstown" is multirotor aka r/c drone

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08-23-2014 06:30 PM  3 years agoPost 20
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Hahahahaha - you guys are so funny.
ROFLAO

The problem is not the name. "Drone", "UAV", "Toy".

The problem is the technology that allows a moron to do extremely stupid things with the toys they can buy out of a catalog or store.

You should be debating the technology and the inevitable regulations that will be forthcoming - not the name.

Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!

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