If you care about our hobby at all, we need to put pressure on the FAA about drone flyers like Casey Neistat.

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Comment by Stefan Gofferje on May 27, 2016 at 3:48am

Yeah, Casey does a lot of stuff at the border of legality and that's what made him famous. Like this video where he was snowboarding, being pulled by an SUV... During a ban of private traffic in NYC due to a snow blizzard => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRv7G7WpOoU

Comment by AKRCGUY on May 27, 2016 at 5:09am
@OG. Your facts on the P4 are way off. While it does have sense an avoid, that only works for forward flight. The P4 will NOT continue flying on 3 propellors unless you consider falling to the earth flying. The ground sensors only read 30' above the ground max without GPS. As for the rest, there is no doubt that the FAA is way behind the 8 ball on drone technology but that doesnt mean we should ignore some common sense basic safety practices.
Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 27, 2016 at 6:19am

OG, you are confusing the M600 hexacopter's ability to fly without a prop, for the Phantom.  The Phantom will drop like a stone.  A rapidly spinning stone.

Comment by Stephen Zidek on May 27, 2016 at 7:07am

Show me a video of a video of a Phantom 4 landing safely with a missing prop, and I will reward you handsomely.  As for the sense and avoid, I can't say I have tried it so I will withhold judgement.  And pretty much any quad can fly with no GPS, as long as you are a good pilot.  

Oh, and Phantom 4 is definitely not exempt from any rules.  It is actually a pretty standard quad, the only real "special" thing it has is that sense and avoid which I imagine is very narrowly useful.  I'm assuming it's well put together and has readily available spare parts and mods, so that's a plus.

Comment by Darrell Burkey on May 27, 2016 at 7:13am

Never heard of this guy before and really don't care what he's up to. You have given him even more publicity which I'm sure he appreciates.

Comment by AKRCGUY on May 27, 2016 at 7:23am

@Darrell 3,104,245 people would say otherwise.  The point is, his videos are huge influencers to the same uneducated "Best Buy" type flyers that are already ruining the hobby as we speak.

Comment by Darrell Burkey on May 27, 2016 at 7:45am

Like a pimple he will go away faster if you leave him alone. Make your complaint to the appropriate authorities and move on. You can't legislate morality.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 27, 2016 at 8:21am

OG, you are making things up as you go.

The A3 cannot make a quadcopter fly with a missing problem.  The problem is very severe on a quadcopter, much moreso than hex or octo.  

Yes, it has been done in "laboratory" settings, but I've never seen a commercially available system do it.  Some of the problems are really basic, and hard to solve.  ie: The yaw rate that will result will saturate the Z-axis gyro that we use, which will make the AHRS blow up.

Comment by AKRCGUY on May 27, 2016 at 9:10am

@OG LOL you obviously do not know who Rob is either.  I hope you sell better than you speak and spell....

Comment by Craig Issod on May 27, 2016 at 9:19am

No DJI quadcopter (or any other RTF commercial unit that I know of) can fly or land on 3 props.

It may be in the A3 and other controllers but that is only for hex and octo's with that FC.

If this was a feature on the P4 or any other (Inspire, etc.), then you would see demos of same all over the interweb. But it isn't so you don't.

Let's put that one to bed - although it has little to do with idiotic flying anyway. 


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