I know I'm probably going to get some heat for posting this, but some of you may enjoy a little collage of a "day in the life of a BlackSheep" nonetheless

If it helps, all approvals necessary were obtained, an army of ground helpers were available, as well as constant communication with the heliport tower to stay in the loop about incoming traffic.

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Comment by Paul Mather on November 28, 2011 at 2:58pm
You are also taking trappy at his word....and I don't trust him and farther than I can throw him.

It's interesting we aren't hearing from any of the countless spotters.
Comment by John Galczynski on November 28, 2011 at 2:58pm

The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. [1] 

 

Hey, maybe this would legalize the "risk" of fpv flight over you all the time, even fully armed. 

 



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Comment by John Church on November 28, 2011 at 3:07pm
Wow... Glad we still have the right to defend ourselves... When are people going to stand up over here?
Comment by Toby Mills on November 28, 2011 at 3:07pm

Paul....

BINGO, now we have got to the bottom of your comments.
You just don't like trappy, but intead of coming out and saying that you post things that are clearly incorrect in order to try and bolster your personal case against him.

Its ok, there are no laws that say you have to trust or like someone.

I have no views either way on him personally, but when someone starts posting incorrect information and creating emotional diversions in order to try and bolster a personal view then it gets me mighty annoyed.

We do have to take him on his word unless we can prove otherwise which you clearly can't do.

Its up to trappy whether he feels he needs to defend himself against being called a lier by posting any additional proof. But at least we can now be up front about what is really going on in this thread and take all comments into context.

Comment by David M Eno on November 28, 2011 at 3:08pm

You know I'm adding my hellfire missile tommorow!

Comment by Paul Mather on November 28, 2011 at 3:16pm
Trappy is a low life. That's been no secret. I'm sorry you're ariving to the party late Toby. But you've hardly exposed a hidden agenda.
His actions are abysmal and his ego is worse.
Comment by trappy on November 28, 2011 at 3:21pm

Guys, I've stood by and watched, with some amusement but mostly shaking my head, how people in here tear themselves apart over what - to me at least - seems like a non-issue. For the most part due to the fact that, if I was present on site and didn't get warned and have my head buzzed by what I would determine to be dangerous (as a driver, pedestrian, teacher or cleaning personnel), I would be the first to be down there and give that little kid from Europe a piece of my mind.

Now, speculating half a month later on some random website if a flight was legal or not, I'm not sure that this makes sense. Nobody here has the documents of the approvals that were obtained, it's all speculation. Was that car one of the crew? Was it an innocent bystander? Does it even matter?

Fact is, regardless if the flight in itself is a promotion for the FPV hobby or not, making up claims about 150mph piece of foam, comparing it to hammers hitting people on the head, calling it outright dangerous, etc, is far from working towards our cause as a FPV community. There is so much hate and accusation in some of the negative comments here, I have trouble believing this is about the fear of government regulation. 

As a suggestion for future discourse, why always negative? Instead of saying "baaah dangerous", "baaah illegal", how about you help me make it less dangerous? and "more legal"? let me know your concerns, in private message please, and how you'd like to see the FPV sport presented. Now, you can't be requesting the type of flying we do, this is mostly determined by the fact where I'm at and what my mood is like.

As for those people that think since I'm a public figure they can just call me whatever they want and get away with it ... you'll see. Karma does not forget. I'm not going to put myself down to a name-calling level and I hope that the moderators will turn a couple of blind eyes to what has been said in these discussions. Although I have trouble understanding the logic behind calling for my ban, and breaking half a dozen forum rules in the process.

Comment by Ellison Chan on November 28, 2011 at 3:22pm

Ok, since people seem to be descending into name calling, and not really debating the facts, I'm going to unsubscribe to this discussion.  The topic of flying safety, really needs to be discussion, but I don't think this discussion is the venue for it anymore.

Comment by Paul Mather on November 28, 2011 at 3:38pm
He's a low life because he's doing everything he can to ruin the fun everyone on this website enjoys. If trappy gets his way say goodbye to fpv. Say goodbye to uav. Say hello to new regulations. And the guy doesn't even live in the US and yet he comes here to thumb his nose at common sense.
Trappy, here's some advice: stop flying over people!
Comment by Paul Mather on November 28, 2011 at 3:51pm
I'm sorry. I must have misunderstood. What country was the OP video filmed in?

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