"Sorry for your trouble with the IRIS. My recommendation to you is to not buy the solo or the Phantom. With this type of machine it is best to learn how they are actually working both mechanically and software wise. To learn it may be best to build i…"
Owners will have a profile that contains all of their aircraft, and although they may register multiple aircraft under that profile, each aircraft must have a unique number that exists under that profile. The FAA notes…"
"Not sure what constitutes 'aircraft' and how much of it could change before it is considered a different 'aircraft' and needs to be registered again. Can't see how swapping batteries changes the aircraft...unless it increases the weight to outside t…"
"I get your point. Its sort of embarrassing though when you have 3dr reps demonstrating and they have to stomp the copter to get it to stay down. Or it almost injures a bystander and saying the wind caught it. Not good pr"
"True... and then there's always the risk as early adopters that the kinks will be worked out in the next iteration until the chasm is finally crossed. I prefer to be in the early or late majority since I don't have a lot of money to spend on being a…"
"Not sure what kind of evidence is needed to prove that a drone would endanger the pilots of a helicopter. Do you want to actually see it happen? You have to consider all factors...what if it is extremely distracting to the pilots...what if it does s…"
"I saw the phantom 3 flying the other day and I want one! At about $1K you have everything you need without anything extra required besides your iphone or whatnot and the range was amazing. it went well over a mile with a strong signal. And the the o…"
"Any efficiency numbers available? Static thrust efficiency from ducted fans is typically poor with the best efficiency at speed with ram air into the inlet. For a hovering application it is in a static thrust state unless it is ascending."