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Seattle, WA


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Quadcopters


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John replied to Justin M's discussion I'm ready to drop 3DR, go with DJI in IRIS
"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…"
Mar 30, 2016
John commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. Unveiled World's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.
"That would be one Scary fly-away"
Jan 6, 2016
John commented on Darius Jack's blog post FAA Small UAS Registration Rule Law banned development of model ArduPlane ArduCopter ?
"will be the same as registering a firearm... The responsible law abiding individuals will register and the others who fly irresponsibly won’t."
Dec 16, 2015
John commented on Darius Jack's blog post FAA Small UAS Registration Rule Law banned development of model ArduPlane ArduCopter ?
"From page 89 of the rules...

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…"
Dec 16, 2015
John commented on Darius Jack's blog post FAA Small UAS Registration Rule Law banned development of model ArduPlane ArduCopter ?
"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…"
Dec 16, 2015
John commented on Jimmy Oliver's blog post Kickstarters' Zano in trouble
"Sucker!"
Nov 11, 2015
John commented on Tim's blog post Drone port outside my bedroom window
"Pretty cool but wow... Have it ready on standby at a moments notice for a mission. What kind of missions?"
Oct 18, 2015
John commented on HeliStorm's blog post Ammunition Distributor Takes Aim At Drones
"Fighting irresponsible with ignorant is wrong"
Aug 19, 2015
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Facebook releases photos of internet-access drone
"Wonder how to launch and land it."
Jul 30, 2015
John replied to Art Stroud Jr.'s discussion Solo #2 - First Flight in 3DR SOLO
"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"
Jul 20, 2015
John replied to Art Stroud Jr.'s discussion Solo #2 - First Flight in 3DR SOLO
"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…"
Jul 20, 2015
John replied to Art Stroud Jr.'s discussion Solo #2 - First Flight in 3DR SOLO
"I've seen a lot of solo crash videos out there. Are these mostly user errors or hardware/software issues? One video is a compilation called... 'The wind caught it'

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q5u32XoGsTE"
Jul 20, 2015
John commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Above spectacular wildfire on freeway rises new scourge: drones
"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…"
Jul 19, 2015
John commented on drnes's blog post Comparing Phantom 3 vs. Solo Drone
"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…"
Jul 15, 2015
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Latest on Pixhawk-powered ducted fan drone
"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."
Jul 6, 2015
John commented on John's blog post Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade
"Update 6/30/2015:

The drone’s pilot has come forward and contacted Seattle police. Detectives continue to investigate the case."
Jul 1, 2015
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