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Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III on Tuesday. 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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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…"
17 hours ago
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…"
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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."
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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."
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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"
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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!!!!"
Wednesday
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."
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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…"
Wednesday
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…"
Wednesday
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?"
Wednesday

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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."
Tuesday
Greg Nuspel commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Flying over an open assembly of people is just stupid. A risk that doesn't make sense. "
Tuesday
Gary McCray commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"I agree Bill, exactly the same as hit and run and should have the same consequences. Also right on track with the multipath. The fact is that nobody emphasizes the limitations of GPS enough (ourselves included). All they ever talk about is how great…"
Tuesday

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Bill Bonney commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"The fact that the operator left the scene is disgraceful. It's like leaving the scene of an car accident. Seriously, people need to take some responsibility. (Oh, and those GPS modes around buildings are getting any better surprisingly!…"
Tuesday
Scott W commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"It was a lot more force than 2lbs after a drop..  I was hovering my 5lb drone over my car, and decided to do some calculations... If it lost power and fell from the height it was at, it would have been the same force as 1000lbs hitting the car…"
Tuesday

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Thomas J Coyle III commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"I think this incident goes to show what a 2 pound hit to the head from above can do to a person. Regards, TCIII AVD"
Tuesday

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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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