This is pretty bad:

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Comment by HeliStorm on August 18, 2013 at 6:47am

I keep watching and go back and forth. It looks so real up until the guy falls. Everyone is correct in the guys legs being stiff. Also, I think there would have been more damage if a person was hit like this. I think a concussion would likely result. I still can't understand the reason for faking this though. Viral video status? Obviously something gave a similar shot in the final video he posted. Anyway you cut it, this guy is not doing our hobby any favor.

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on August 18, 2013 at 6:51am

Stupid fake nothing more. Crashing a ladybird with keycam into a couple and people believe it was a phantom with a gopro. The colorspace doesn't match a gopro and it must be a couple of terminators in love to stand there completely unaffected and unastonished by the "impact".

Comment by HeliStorm on August 18, 2013 at 7:13am

Terminators need love too.

Comment by Morli on August 18, 2013 at 7:21am

Agreed with all the above. :)

Reason for faking .  " Hit by Drone"  and going Viral you tube for a Idiot video grapher "WeddingMan123"  who wants to promote his worxxs. Watch his other works and tell me I am wrong.  Were in the whole episode  was a drone used???!. Noise of so called rotors sounds like fake nitro engine at much less frequency !!! and if at all it was electric then it must be stinking electric motor though no where in video is that "Drone" shown .It has now become a fashion to use this word to self promote.

BTW , which one of commenter here is pile up "WeddingMad/n123"  any way?

If there is a second video showing a " drone" /   leaking quad showing  the accident with both couple getting hit and quad falling down at the same time taken from second camera( which has been used to show the close ups of the the real couple and they laughing  walking away from it , then I dare the author to show it here, else  be advised to post the note on the original video on top of this blog as  " Fake video showing so called Drone stike"  soon.  If this does not happen shortly , the DiyD Mod team will take necessary step as Diyd does not encourage or condone/ support such activities nor facilitate fake self promotions or any thing  of this/ irresponsible nature FIY info.

Thanks every one for seeing through this fake and silly episode.

Comment by HeliStorm on August 18, 2013 at 7:48am

I was asked recently about using a DJI Phantom for a shot coming in over some people, and panning across. I said the Phantom would be a bad idea for the shot for the obvious safety, and I would have no part of it. (note: I was not being asked to fly, but merely 'consult') Instead, I had a few suggestions how the shot could be done safer, and as cheap, if not cheaper, without using a, "drone." I think the newness of the technology is partly responsible for people thinking it is the best solution for their problems. I know people who collect expensive wood working tools too, assuming they can never complete a job without them. The tools often are used a couple times, and never again. Even with the best of tools, some people just aren't craftsmen.

Comment by BluSky1 on August 18, 2013 at 9:23am

"DJI Phantom" = Toy Not a real AP platform.

A real AP platform is the S800 Hexacopter

This tech is the future, the "DJI Phantom" is a toy for newbs.

There are allot of losers and winners on this topic our greatest opponents is sadly google as they stand to lose billions with emergence of this cheap mapping technology.

Real AP pilots will also slam and lie about this tech as it literally will steal there lively hood as its many times cheaper. A 3 foot drone that can capture the same images as a real helicopter obviously cheaper wins.

The majority of negative press I see these days is the big boys not wanting to lose the big bucks for AP work.

Again a real heli can do things a drone cant but the majority of the work can be done by smaller drones.

Comment by HeliStorm on August 18, 2013 at 9:48am

BluSky1...not a real APRIL platform? There are people doing AP with it. Maybe you see it as a toy, but some see it as a viable option for getting the shots they need. Not everyone has multiple thousands to spend on aerial video platforms. And, going back to my woodworking tools analogy from earlier, there are people with CNC machines who could build crappy because they have no clue how to use the tool, or build with quality. There are people with simple hand tools crafting works of art. Frankly, saying someone with X type of quad is able to do REAL AP is not too different from conventional AP photographers saying, if it isn't shot from a plane or helicopter, it is crap, and not true AP. I think the big picture here should be, there are going to be people on all levels. Equipment safety and flight safety should be preached to everyone. If someone with a DJI Phantom kills someone, arguing it was not a "real" system, and then showing people something bigger and more scary looking as an example of what "pros" use, probably won't play well with the masses.

Comment by HeliStorm on August 18, 2013 at 9:49am

AP not April...autocorrect...

Comment by Morli on August 18, 2013 at 10:18am

There is no need for or no way a autopilot can be used for that shot. So pls stop/refrain using word AP  and do us all a favor.It was not a Drone or UAV at all even if there was some sort of electronics in it to suggest so.  The auto pilot is not excuse to be blamed. It is weddingMad plot... to get viral video status

So lets move on, this show is over ;)   thanks

Comment by HeliStorm on August 18, 2013 at 10:27am

Aerial photography is what I thought AP was referring to in this instance. My apologies. And as for UAV, my understanding is that stands for unmanned aerial vehicle, of which, the DJI Phantom is one. Is there a list of acronyms and how they can and cannot be used on this site? Honestly, so I don't get into any trouble in the future. I am not trying to be contentious. Either way, I will leave this topic alone now Morli. Again, apologies.


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