Tags: City, FPV, Interview, New, Trappy, York
OK... I dont know if i should join in this discussion or not. These are however my views on it.
1. A foam plane, seriously, how much damage can it really cause..
2. FAA rules, well it seems they took precausions not to fly near any fullsized aircraft..
3. The whole NYC 911 comment earlier... Tradgedy that something like it ever happened.. Seriously doubt that it was terrorists though... Back to the flight, why would anyone link a FPV plane to be that dangerous? I think the illegal RPG's, guns, ect. should be of greater concern to all...
4. Trappy or who ever succeded to fullfil one of his dreams and had fun doing what he loves as a hobby.
5. It showed me, not from the US, what the big apple looks like from above, something i would never otherwise see...
6. It inspired me to also do similar things of places that i love... I would love to share all the wonderful places that i visit in Southern Africa.
7. Be realistic, I've never seen such fuss on the videos of the grand canyon, yellowstone, ect. he or they just wanted to show something they thought would be worth other people's time...
Everything I was thinking :) Seems so much unnecessary paranoia. The only one breaking the rules that matter to our lives is the government :) Instead we are concerned over run away foam airplanes haha
The future of the US economy rests in technologies which are safe enough to be used /inside/ a Commercial Jet during take-off and landing.
Not on that list:
3. Noise-X Headphones
4. Nintendo DS
Good luck innovating in the ridiculously safe economy.
Meanwhile 31 round clips are on sale at Walmart.
The full sized pilot inside me feels what he did was pretty irresponsible, a foam plane can definitely take down a light aircraft. Taking any sized aircraft into airspace it shouldn't be in, without notifying the right people is pretty stupid.
But the rc pilot inside me thinks what he did was damn amazing, he overcame some pretty big hurdles and managed to keep control of his aircraft (mostly) through the whole flight.
It does bug me that a lot of RC pilots don't take airspace rules seriously, we've had near misses near our airfield due to careless rc pilots more than once.
Overall I think the videos are amazing, and there is nothing I could say to trappy that I'm sure he hasn't already heard, so I'll let the rc pilot in me take over, nice work mate!
What bugs me about full scale pilots is that they have no interest or willingness to share airspace with innovation.
US Stick jocks are pushing development of next-gen flight vehicles to other countries. Israel, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Europe all appear to have more technology-embracing positions on Airspace. We have laws in place now that would have prevented the US from going to the moon - had they been in place when Goddard invented the Rocket - and the Wrights invented the Airplane.
Your comment is so generalized I don't even know how to reply :)
Innovation is a great thing, I'm all for it.
I think I get what you meant now, and they are right to be unwilling, innovation, ie TESTING of aircraft (especially remotely piloted ones) should not be done in general airspace, I'm sure any pilot, rc and fullsized can appreciate that.
But I think all this is slightly off topic, so I'll stop myself there.
Jon, are light planes allowed to fly around NYC? Would there have been any planes around NYC to take down?
IMO, you should be allowed to fly in uncontrolled airspace but be required to give way to real aircraft, because that just makes sense.
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