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Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Jun 30. 1 Reply

Something like this was bound to happen with the wreckless people buying drones without any awareness of safety....…Continue

 

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John replied to Art Stroud Jr.'s discussion Solo #2 - First Flight in the group 3DR SOLO
"I get your point. Its sort of embarrassing  though when you have 3dr reps demonstrating and they have to stomp the copter to get it to stay down. Or it almost injures a bystander and saying the wind caught it. Not good pr"
Jul 20
John replied to Art Stroud Jr.'s discussion Solo #2 - First Flight in the group 3DR SOLO
"True... and then there's always the risk as early adopters that the kinks will be worked out in the next iteration until the chasm is finally crossed. I prefer to be in the early or late majority since I don't have a lot of money to spend…"
Jul 20
John replied to Art Stroud Jr.'s discussion Solo #2 - First Flight in the group 3DR SOLO
"I've seen a lot of solo crash videos out there. Are these most user errors or hardware/software issues?"
Jul 20
John commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Above spectacular wildfire on freeway rises new scourge: drones
"Not sure what kind of evidence is needed to prove that a drone would endanger the pilots of a helicopter. Do you want to actually see it happen? You have to consider all factors...what if it is extremely distracting to the pilots...what if it does…"
Jul 19
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Latest on Pixhawk-powered ducted fan drone
"Any efficiency numbers available? Static thrust efficiency from ducted fans is typically poor with the best efficiency at speed with ram air into the inlet. For a hovering application it is in a static thrust state unless it is ascending."
Jul 6
Gary McCray commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Hi DG, A lot of the little quads are really also low mass and have a lot of side surface area, a few of them (like the Blade 200 QX have fairly thin profiles and relatively high mass and they are just as solid as the big copters in wind. Quite…"
Jul 2
DG commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Micro copters have been out for a long time,  The one I had was fun, until the least bit of wind made it uncontrollable and really not fun at all. My friend has a 270 from Multiwiicopters.com. Sure it's cool and fast, but again, the thing…"
Jul 1
John commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Update 6/30/2015: The drone’s pilot has come forward and contacted Seattle police. Detectives continue to investigate the case."
Jul 1
John commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"The wind caught it?? Seriously?? Need a disclaimer to fly in zero wind conditions I guess."
Jul 1
Crashpilot1000 commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Well, even companies actively encourage people to do exactly this. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRX_dlzmLJc"
Jul 1
Gregg commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Hang on boys its gunna get worse!!!!People just dont get it!!!!"
Jun 30
HeliStorm commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Right there with you, Gary. Same thought process in my mind the last couple years too. Let's team up and make millions with a crowd funding campaign. I am ready to build the future."
Jun 30
Gary McCray commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Hi HeliStorm, I've actually been harping on micro quadcopters for over a year now and I am utterly convinced they are the path of the future for 90+ percent of "drone" sales. The fact is that it is quite feasible to stuff really good…"
Jun 30
HeliStorm commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Gary McCray...I think the crop of smaller lighter drones is going to be exactly what the average consumer is hungry for, and not realize it yet. I am seriously considering a BeBop for fun, simple flights with better than average results for…"
Jun 30
DG commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Did they ever say what brand/model Drone it was?"
Jun 30

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Gary Mortimer commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Lets hope there are a couple of operator selfies on the camera and the chap can discuss his lack of moral fiber with some grown ups."
Jun 30

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Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 5:30am 17 Comments

Something like this was bound to happen with the mass market of drones to people not having safety in mind.

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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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