John Maffetone
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For sale: 3DR Quad C Fram

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Maffetone Mar 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Includes the Frame you see on the 3DR website (including hardware) and 3 spare arme. Selling for $85 (buyer pays domestic shipping). I have flown the frame about 10 times but want something better…Continue

 

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John Maffetone commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Seattle's Komo News does Tame Story about Drone Buzzing Space Needle
"The 400 foot rule doesn't matter here because your within a mile of an airport and a helipad. There's no rc flying allowed in these areas at all regardless of altitude unless you notify the airport or heliport. An accident is bound to…"
Jul 25
John Maffetone commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Seattle's Komo News does Tame Story about Drone Buzzing Space Needle
"He shouldn't be flying there.... There's a helipad only about 500 feet from the space needle."
Jul 25
John Maffetone commented on Ruben Caser's video
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Drain FPV

"We'll done!!"
Jul 23
John Maffetone commented on Benoit Pereira da Silva's blog post Birth of a drone
"Drone-creating-drone technology would be cool"
Jul 18
John Maffetone commented on Benoit Pereira da Silva's blog post Birth of a drone
"Who's the father?"
Jul 17
John Maffetone commented on Bob Doiron's blog post Arducopter3D - Day2
"Very cool! What triggers the motors to reverse direction? Is it automatic and reverses when the angle of the controller gets beyond a certain point? Or do you need to manually flip a switch?"
Jun 26
Edgar Scott commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"Great link Tim, really explains it all. But CNN shows only this on the front page :( http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/06/24/dnt-wi-skateboard-police-patrol.wfrv.html"
Jun 25
Richard Kennedy commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"No facts at all. Classic bs media. And of course the implication is they drove off before the police arrived aka they are guilty. "
Jun 25
John Maffetone replied to Daniel Lachance's discussion DJI vs ... What to do? ...What to do ?
"I just wanted to chime in as well. I recommend you stick with the NAZA unless you really want to do auto missions and/or troubleshoot a bad flight through logs. I have had both and started with an apm 2.5 but didn't have much time for tuning…"
Jun 25
Timothy Clemans commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
Jun 25
Timothy Clemans commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"Interesting 2 minute 60 minutes piece about this incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBiLDujVFZw"
Jun 25
Pedals2Paddles commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"Well I guess Skyris can kiss their business goodbye now.  They made the news, doing responsible, safe, harmless aerial photography.  So the FAA will be sending them a cease and desist notice and fine tomorrow."
Jun 25
Quadzimodo commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"There is absolutely nothing creepy about drones whatsoever. What IS creepy however are those select few individuals in our communities who see a drone and are immediately able to convince themselves that (a) the person flying it is some sort of…"
Jun 25

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Rob_Lefebvre commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"This morning, Fox "News" reported that the drone was actually being operated by Skyris Imaging, who were doing a job of taking photographs to show sightlines for a new apartment building. "
Jun 25
Pedals2Paddles commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"Well It is a little different than the neighbor across the street looking in your general direction from a balcony.  This would be more like the neighbor across the street setting up a telescope and pointing it in your bathroom window. …"
Jun 25
Bill Patterson commented on John Maffetone's blog post Drone outside apartment window prompts call to Seattle police
"How is this news? Would she call cops if the person on the balcony across the street was looking in her general direction with binoculars? And if she did, would it be news? "
Jun 25

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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 3 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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