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 Stephen Zidek on May 27, 2016 at 10:13am

You should take it more seriously than a toy.

Comment by David Boulanger on May 27, 2016 at 10:26am

+1 Stephan.  One of the big problems with small multirotors is some think they are a harmless toy and do not think of the damage they are capable of causing.


David R. Boulanger

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 27, 2016 at 11:10am

OG, so you're saying I should go down to Best Buy, get a P4, rig it so that a prop flies off, and then after it crashes, return it to the store and complain it's not capable of something that DJI never said it could do?

Comment by Olivier on May 27, 2016 at 11:38am

OG > Lol you do not get out much Rob! DJI abut the algorithm to do this ! Please I sell the stuff ....

It is quite distressing that you say you "sell the stuff", after the utter level of ignorance you just repeatedly displayed. First you say a Phantom will fly on three propellers. Then you link to a video of a new flight controller, when  hexacopters and octocopters have been known for years to be able to land with a missing propeller on many flight controllers.  

Unlike you, many in this forum actually know and test these things, you know ... You are doing a disservice to both any potential unsuspecting customer  and to this community by selling products and a technology you don't  understand.

Comment by Marc Dornan on May 27, 2016 at 12:10pm

@OG Is English your native language? You are not intelligible - do you realize this?

Comment by Jason on May 27, 2016 at 12:38pm

I agree with this post.  This community is going to have to start getting more effective at policing itself.  The FAA is not our friend here.  They're negligent.  They put out an internal memo not to go after people posting videos of illegal drone flights.  What kind of bs is that to tell its officers not to do their jobs?  If the FAA doesn't have the power or will to effectively enforce safe flying, and we can't do it ourselves, then our hobby probably is doomed.  There are many popular people in the community posting unsafe flights and setting a bad example.  We have to hold them accountable somehow otherwise there will be no shortage of evidence that congress can point to in order to further regulate unmanned systems and the hobby in general.

I've reported two people to my local FSDO in the last week, I hate to do it but after speaking to the people posting the videos and them taking zero responsibility for the example they set I feel like I have no choice.

Comment by Andrew Murphy on May 27, 2016 at 12:49pm
Comment by Jason on May 27, 2016 at 12:53pm

That's probably a better option.  I talked to my local FSDO, which is the flight standards district office.  Reason I did that is because I know the guy that works there.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on May 27, 2016 at 4:06pm

Finally, something diydrones can comment on.  Unfortunately, bending the rules is the only way the quad copter industry is going to manetain its 12 figure valuations.

Comment by Dusan on May 27, 2016 at 4:18pm

Casey isn't drone pilot, he is just using a drone as tool in his video production. If that make any sense. Rules will get more and more rigorous, regardless of one or few individuals acting irresponsibly. Same happened withautomobile industry. I don't approve on all his drone videos but call to report him to FAA is a bit too much. Am I the only one that sense a bit Jealousy in this videos and comments? In most cases he produces 7-9 min videos and uses about less than 30 sec of drone footage in each video. Even if he stop using drone footage he will still have same following. If anything you can learn from him how to make compelling format and possibly get a larger audience, more subscribers, and everything coming with that. 


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