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 Ruben Caser's video
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Drain FPV

"We'll done!!"
yesterday
John Maffetone commented on bigkahuna's blog post I may have just witnessed the future of personal drones...not sure if I like it
"I have and fly with a camera but if I ever saw one flying over my family shooting video I would take it down. Everyone compares it to someone walking down the beach holding a camera but it's not the same. There's no face befind the camera.…"
Tuesday
John Maffetone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Time: "Here's why so many drone pilots are getting in trouble" (they're not RC folks)
"Also, flying RC ariplanes was a skill acquired through buddy box training and progressing from a high wng trainer to a low wing trainer, etc. Multirotos  require a lot less skill to fly, takeof, and land. If set up correctly all you…"
Monday
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 replied to Pedals2Paddles's discussion Compass/GPS without mast? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Maybe the best solution would be to determine why you're crashing to break the masts."
Jul 15
John Maffetone replied to Christian Elsen's discussion IRIS with gimbal and tall legs too heavy to fly safely in the group IRIS
"A lot of extraneous weight on the iris. Don't really need the fancy looking plastic shell. Best and lightest quads I've had were two fiber plates sandwiching the arms. Add additional decks with standoffs. Keep it light.... Weight is very…"
Jul 10
John Maffetone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Hexo+ makes it to $1 million on Kickstarter
"Wonder how the FAA feels about follow me technology. Maybe you have to walk backwards to keep line of sight."
Jul 3
John Maffetone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA will miss 2015 commercial drone use rules, says audit
"Typical of my frequent dealings with all aspects of the FAA. If they give a due date 3 months out multiply it by 2.5"
Jul 2
John Maffetone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"Everyone's going to have a $1,000 drone sitting on their work bench that they can't fly anywhere. Where does aleveryone fly theirs now? I'm afraid to fly mine anywhere. The prime use is for photography/video it seems which…"
Jun 30
John Maffetone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"Plus there is absolutely nowhere you can fly these... Not allowed in parks and of you do people complain or call the cops... Nasty looks at rc club fields (some are banning their use)... Where do you go??"
Jun 30
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

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About Me:
I am an aerospace engineer living in Seattle. I have always had a passion for anything that flies...especially autonomously.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
This is my entry into the UAV world. I have worked on several projects at work involving UAVs and my personal hobby interest has been Radio control helicopters and airplanes. I'm hoping to learn a lot from this forum and community.
Hometown:
Seattle

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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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