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John commented on Dave Giles's blog post The FAA Says You Can't Post Drone Videos on YouTube
"Exactly... I'm sure they make more $ from speeding tickets than from licensing fees."
Mar 13
John commented on Dave Giles's blog post The FAA Says You Can't Post Drone Videos on YouTube
"I'm sure YouTube makes a certain amount of money for each video posted. How do you handle that? This is getting ridiculous. The government just wants a chunk of money."
Mar 13
John commented on Dave Giles's blog post The FAA Says You Can't Post Drone Videos on YouTube
"I'm sure YouTube makes a certain amount of money for each video posted. How do you handle that? This is getting rediculous. The government just wants a chunk of money."
Mar 13
John commented on Crispin's blog post Drones are now banned from London's Royal Parks
"As they should be. Any responsible drone pilot wouldn't fly there anyway with the people density and the perceived security threat."
Mar 9
John commented on David Barclay's blog post Vulcan UAV Frames from CreativeFlyers
"plus you want your center of mass as close to the plane of the prop as possible."
Mar 5
John commented on David Barclay's blog post Vulcan UAV Frames from CreativeFlyers
"Agree...and the arms are cut into thirds making them a lot more prone to easy damage/failure. I think a lot of people are trying to come up with alternate designs besides the standard quad. No need since the standard quad makes the most sense.…"
Mar 5
John commented on DeltaBlast's blog post My journey into the world of DIY drones
"To all potential people entering into this hobby: do your homework ahead of time and understand the sophistication of these machines. As much as is being said about these being autonomous drones you do need to fly them and understand exactly how…"
Feb 16
Danny Blanchard commented on John's blog post FPV Flying with 3DR Quad and NAZA
"Hey John, where are you located in Seattle?  Shoot me a PM if you get a chance: I live on Queen Anne and fly when its nice and wrench when its not!   Cheers, Danny"
Nov 19, 2014
John commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post DJI T600 Inspire - Hobbyking
"I want one but it's too expensive and the battery is customized. I can build one to do the same thing for about $500 although not as pretty. Battery thing sucks though... Wonder how much a replacement cost? Also would suck to see they much $$$$…"
Nov 14, 2014
John commented on Jonathan Meringer's blog post Scout Drone - Video Update
"Excellent concept! This can also be used as a beacon if you install high intensity LEDs on it. Especiall helpful if it is capable of solar charging."
Oct 28, 2014
John replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"The more stuff (hardware and software features) you add to a system the less reliable it will become. Nothing wrong with it if you take precautions and understand that. For me I like reliable and have learned that I like flying fpv the most so my…"
Oct 21, 2014
John commented on Nicolas's blog post 3DR IRIS gets approved in France by DGAC (french FAA).
"Also was the software certified as well?"
Sep 20, 2014
John commented on Nicolas's blog post 3DR IRIS gets approved in France by DGAC (french FAA).
"Administrative processing? Did it have to go through any kind of certification testing, analysis, etc? It has a type cert so does it also need a production certification? Just curious how airworthiness was approved and if it was approved with…"
Sep 20, 2014
John commented on Roger Sollenberger's blog post 3DR Launches IRIS+
"Very cool and awesome upgrade but... But where do you suppose one would use such a thing with follow me and onboard camera?? You will either get beaten up by a crazy woman on the beach, harassed by park rangers, get your $1,000 quadcopter…"
Sep 11, 2014
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Richard Branson invests in 3DR, drones invade Necker Island
"Amazing to own an island like that"
Sep 7, 2014
John replied to Ben Snyder's discussion SPLASH DOWN in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Don't use any battery failsafe because of these reasons... RTL: you might be under trees or there may be other rc aircraft in the area Land: you might be over water or a person or a house Instead just use a simple $5 lipo battery alarm set to…"
Sep 3, 2014

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Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:01pm 12 Comments

 

It might be creepy, but it was perfectly legal when some guys flew a drone outside a woman's Seattle apartment window this weekend, prompting a call to police.

The Seattle Police Department reports the woman got worried after spotting the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle outside her apartment…

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FPV Flying with 3DR Quad and NAZA

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 9:08pm 4 Comments

Beautiful Day in Seattle for some FPV flying in Discovery Park. Nice views of the Olympics, Cascades, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier.

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