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Comment by Greg Fletcher on February 23, 2013 at 8:40am

That is the best example of of how not to operate a copter that I think I have ever seen. Did you ever think what would happen if that thing malfunctioned and tumbled down on someones head. Maybe you should use your head a little bit and not post dangerously irresponsible flights on a public forum. Or at least post a disclaimer that you are not in the US. I really love my hobby and don't want it banned. And no, I didn't enjoy the video.


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on February 23, 2013 at 10:21am

+1 Greg, just why I said at least 500m from structures etc etc for the latest T3 and that was flagged as too harsh by some.

Its not quite the same size but last years S-100 crash and fatality demonstrates that GPS have issues. We are all playing at the cutting edge lets be careful.

Comment by Nathan Lamb on February 23, 2013 at 10:34am

Can you teach it to get some Dr. Pepper?  I don't drink coffee but I sure could use a Dr. Pepper.


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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on February 23, 2013 at 11:25am

The whole thing looked a bit... no, a LOT staged. I'm assuming there was no GPS flying going on.  They flew out the window in manual, came back, put a coffee on it, then restaged it and flew back in the window in manual. 

Comment by Carl La France on February 23, 2013 at 12:22pm

I have a spirit glider and if you  launch it from the top of a hill when it gets lower than you are there is no way of telling  how high it is off the ground when you are looking down on it I noticed the same visual effect as the hex was descending before they blacked it out  I am with R.L. a LOT staged !

Comment by Greg Fletcher on February 23, 2013 at 1:02pm

Staged or not, and I think it was, is irrelevant. Who would fly in such a congested area above crowded sidewalks. I sure wouldn't want to be liable for a broken windshield or stitches in some random persons head. 

Comment by Kevin Brown on February 23, 2013 at 4:43pm

I have to agree with Robert,  a lot looks staged, coffee cup is empty, just for starters, we dont know what is below could be trees or a roof top. unit in the distance have trees out front. I would not fly from that height in that area but that's me, I have had enough failures to know better ;)


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Comment by Randy on February 23, 2013 at 6:20pm

As soon as i saw the pic video from the main page I knew you were in a for a blasting by the community re safety...but putting that aside for a moment, I did enjoy the video and it does express a dream many of us have that flying robots will be capable of tasks like this (and much much more) in the future.

Comment by Flying Monkey on February 23, 2013 at 6:42pm

Warning: Your coffee may be hot... And falling...

 

Lol.  Entertaining, but a little too staged ;)

Comment by Peter Klimon on February 23, 2013 at 8:39pm

Greg,

Christ sake can't someone enjoy a little fun without someone butting in with stupid non-exisistant safety issue! If the dam things are that unreliable they should be banned!  I think the odds of being hit by a car are a hell of a lot higher than having a hexacopter fall on your head! You need to get a life and quit whining!

Sorry but I am so sick of people whining about issues that have no significance in life. I can think of a hundred other dangerous issues you could be using to scare the public with...

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