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For sale: 3DR Quad C Fram

Started this discussion. Last reply by John 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 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."
Tuesday
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
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
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
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
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
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
John commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned
Sep 1
John commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Bend boy’s drone among those cited as ‘emerging hazard’ for forest firefighters
"Ben... What would it matter if he knew or not wether he was in restricted airspace? It's his responsibility to find out before flying his drone. Obviously with a large scale fire like this there will be low flying fire fighting aircraft in the…"
Aug 27
John commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Bend boy’s drone among those cited as ‘emerging hazard’ for forest firefighters
"Once regulations are established and enacted it will become a federal offense with heavy penalties if these regulations are violated. That will be the legal avenue the authorities will take. And it's what is needed to stop people from…"
Aug 27
John replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"Maybe the operator is not reliable"
Aug 21
John commented on Jorge Brites's blog post Refurbish a damaged 4S battery
"Looks very good but I personally wouldn't mess with a battery that has been damaged. I understand it was one damaged cell but still those things become incindiary devices if not treated properly."
Aug 20
John commented on Mario's blog post Meet prototype number 3 of SafeTdrone
"Cool design but simply Covering up the spinning props doesn't make it safe. Most times when they crash the props stop spinning and the do so quickly because there is very little inertia unlike am rc helicopter with a large main rotor. The…"
Aug 9
John commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Drone seized by police at Los Angeles park
"The writing is on the wall... Any rc aircraft including drones will be restricted to rc flying fields as they always have been. No one wants rc aircraft flying over them when they're in a park. Everyone can whine and complain about tight…"
Aug 8
John 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 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

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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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