This is pretty bad:

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Comment by Austin Laws on August 16, 2013 at 12:45pm
That wasn't very clever. Hope the guy was ok. Jesus why fly that fast at someone.
Comment by Matt on August 16, 2013 at 12:47pm

I seen this. And frankly, I am not surprised. I would of least done this with a 3-6 foot buffer, it looks as if it was trying to be cleared with a foot or less. Very lucky some one was not injured seriously. From the reading of the article, it was all laughed off which is good.

Comment by Chuck on August 16, 2013 at 1:00pm

That is just scary right there. I would even say that the pair was very lucky considering the area of impact and the fact there were two faces within inches of high speed blades. Let this be a lesson to those that think the Phantom can be used without RC skill.

Comment by Daniel Allen on August 16, 2013 at 1:17pm

This didn't go well on Gizmodo. trollers, haters, and ignorant people all witnessed this.

It was really stupid of the uploader to publish.

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on August 16, 2013 at 1:29pm

First response was "What was the pilot thinking ?"

Then I realized, he wasn't.

Comment by ikrase on August 16, 2013 at 1:40pm

That's really bad, it almost looks like in addition to terrible safety practices the pilot  he didn't even know the characteristics of his vehicle. 

Comment by Chuck on August 16, 2013 at 2:18pm


I would agree with that statement, he obviously had little experience, all quad pilots know you do not throttle up and point forward expecting to gain altitude in a vertical movement. This would have been a difficult move for an experienced pilot I really am at a loss here. That archway added so much complexity to that "flyover".

Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on August 16, 2013 at 2:19pm

Can't fix stupid. 

Comment by Steve on August 16, 2013 at 2:55pm

This is what happens when you think any RC craft is just a toy.

Comment by weelian soh on August 16, 2013 at 5:33pm

This is so reckless and dangerous! They should never allow amateurs to fly these things! As someone mentioned on the youtube comments section, the groom or bride could lose an eye and I think it won't be so funny then. 


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